There is no higher priority than keeping children safe. The Designated Safeguarding Lead in school is Mrs Cormack, Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Travis and Safeguarding Governor is Sue Jones. If you have concerns about a child you can tell anyone in school and they will know what to do- safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Alternatively you can report abuse online here
School Policies and procedures agreed by governors support our ethos. Please find them here
If you would like any policies in paper format, please just pop in to the office and a member of staff will make them available to you.
Please note, all of our policies are in the Adobe Reader (.PDF) format. If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, please click HERE to download the newest version of the Adobe Reader application.
Prevent duty for all Schools
- At Castle View Primary School we take a proactive approach to identifying and responding to radicalisation.
- From 1 July 2015 all schools, registered early years childcare providers and registered later years childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
- In order for schools and childcare providers to fulfil the Prevent duty, it is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences.
- Schools and childcare providers can also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is to support schools in providing a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.
- At Castle View Primary School, it is the duty of all staff to inform the Headteacher if they are made aware of or themselves make a judgement that a child in their care may be subject to or be vulnerable of radicalisation. Information may be shared with appropriate outside agencies, including social services, the Police and Counter Terrorist agencies.
- If you suspect that a child is vulnerable, you should contact the Police or inform the school who may be able to act on your behalf.