Arnett Hills JMI School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the ‘Statutory Information – Policies’ section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Senior Person (DSP) for safeguarding is Mrs Holly Butcher (Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Senior Person (DDSP) for safeguarding is Mrs Karen O’Neill (Deputy Headteacher/SENDCo)
The Prevent Duty – What it means for schools
The Prevent Duty is an extension of the school’s duty of care. It is part of the school’s safeguarding measures.
From 1st July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty, under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, to have ‘due regard’ to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.
In order to comply with this duty, Miss Ali and Mrs O’Neill have attended the required ‘WRAP’ training (WRAP stands for Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent). This has in turn been disseminated to the teaching staff and the Governing Body. It will also be shared with the support staff.
Please follow the link below to read the Prevent Duty.
This advice compliments the statutory guidance and refers to other relevant advice. It is intended to help schools think about what they can do to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and suggest how they can access support to do this.