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Mrs Julie Rogers

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Dr Margaret Sillis

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Safeguarding and Prevent at Waveney Valley Partnership Schools

WVPS recognises that children in their care have the fundamental right to be protected from harm. We will do whatever is reasonable to promote our pupils’ safety and wellbeing. We are committed to create an ethos which contributes to the care, safety and wellbeing of children, staff and visitors of our schools.

The principles that underpin our ethos include ensuring that our children feel secure and are encouraged to talk, and are listened to, if they have any concerns. All staff, governors and regular visitors will be trained to know how to recognise a disclosure from a child and know how to manage it in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2015).The child will be made aware that we cannot make promises or keep secrets.

We will work in partnership and endeavour to establish effective working relationships with parents, carers and other relevant agencies. However, although we aim to balance the protection of the child with the rights and needs of the parents, the child’s safety must always come first.

Dr Margaret Sillis

Senior, Safeguarding and Prevent Governor

 

You can also contact Customer First, which is Suffolk County Council's Social Services Department

Telephone Call 0808 800 4005 (free from landlines and most mobiles) or online at link below:-

https://infolink.suffolk.gov.uk/kb5/suffolk/infolink/advice.page?id=NYFIzl7NuJU

Prevent

"At Waveney Valley Partnership through our PSHE curriculum, Spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and the promotion of British values we aim to engender an open, fair and tolerant school and wider community.  We acknowledge our duty of care to safeguard our pupils, staff, governors and families against any radicalisation that may promote hatred, harm or mistrust of others.  Our staff and governors have been trained through the WRAP programme to identify and Prevent
radicalisation.

Parents who wish to find out more about the government PREVENT strategy can find out more by reviewing the below powerpoint presentation .

If you have any concerns about this area, please contact one of the
school's Safeguarding and Prevent team. Tina Wilson, Suffolk Chair of Prevent Panel. Andy Hill, Suffolk and Norfolk Police Prevent Lead.

Background:-

The current threat from extremism in the United Kingdom is severe and can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, to involve them in extremism activity. PREVENT is a key part of the Government's counter terrorism strategy,
the aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Early intervention is at the heart of “Prevent” in diverting young people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.

Since the 1st July 2015 specified authorities such as schools, local authorities, colleges and prisons have had a legal obligation to comply with new duties. The new duties will ensure key bodies who already have a duty to safeguard individuals, play their part and work in partnership, and tackle extremism together.

More information on these duties can be found on the Government's website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

The following document shows how police, partners and communities can counter violent extremism on the pathway to terrorism:

https://www.victvs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Victvs-Parents-Guide-to-Extremism-and-Radicalisation-PRINT-Ver2.pdf​

and the Governments strategy document  :

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/97976/prevent-strategy-review.pdf

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