The government have released an online reporting tool for any person who wishes to report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos that they have found on the internet.
A report can be made anonymously using the following link: www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
The Home Office has published guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. This covers a range of online harms including radicalisation. Here is the link: www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-parents-and-carers-to-keep-children-safe-online
You can talk to any member of staff in school if you are worried about a child. All members of staff, governors and volunteers have had safeguarding training.
Our school does have special members of staff trained to deal with concerns and worries. They are called Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and our main one is Mrs Berry. There are a number of other staff who also have their Designated Safeguarding Lead training to support Mrs Berry such as Mrs Mooney, Miss Lawless and Mrs Shand.
We have a duty of care to everyone in our community. There are also legal obligations on schools to ensure they do keep everyone safe; Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) supports schools to do this. It states the main types of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual and neglect as well as specific safeguarding issues such as: bullying, children missing in education, female genital mutilation (FGM), drugs, domestic abuse, mental health and child sexual exploitation (CSE) along with other specific issues.
Lead in school – Claire Berry
Staff should prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting, be able to recognise vulnerabilities to radicalisation and know where to go to seek further help.
Together we should:
Ideologies – Respond to the ideological challenges we face from those supporting terrorism.
Individuals – Provide support and advice to vulnerable individuals, preventing them from being drawn into terrorism.
Institutions – Work with educational and other institutions to address the risk of radicalisation and violent extremism.
The British Values help to underpin what this means in practice, the link below will take you to our British Values page.