Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff. However, the following staff members have specific roles within the setting:
Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Catherine Barnett (Head Teacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Katy Gregory
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Marie McCaffery
Chair of Governors (Safer Recruitment) Mr Richard Bell
Safeguarding and Prevent Governor Mr Mike Wooler
Safeguarding Working Party (Governors) Mr Richard Bell, Mr Mike Wooler, William Harrison
Looked After Child Governor Mr Richard Bell
What is the Prevent Duty?
All publicly-funded schools in England are required by law to teach a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. They must also promote community cohesion.
Early years providers serve arguably the most vulnerable and impressionable members of society. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) accordingly places clear duties on providers to keep children safe and promote their welfare. It makes clear that to protect children in their care, providers must be alert to any safeguarding and child protection issues in the child’s life at home or elsewhere (paragraph 3.4 EYFS). Early years providers must take action to protect children from harm and should be alert to harmful behaviour by other adults in the child’s life.
Early years providers already focus on children’s personal, social and emotional development The Early Years Foundation Stage framework supports early years providers to do this in an age appropriate way, through ensuring children learn right from wrong, mix and share with other children and value other’s views, know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes.
Designated Safeguarding Leads have completed face-to-face training on Prevent.
The Headteacher has completed Channel Awareness training.
All staff have completed a Government e-Learning package designed to help implement the Prevent duty. It offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.