Everyone who comes into contact with pupils and their families has a role to play in Safeguarding. School staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children. At High Park we work closely with our families and other agencies including health services, social care and other services to promote the welfare of pupils and protect them from harm.
At High Park we have a positive safeguarding culture, where ‘Safeguarding is EVERYONE’S Responsibility”.
Please click ‘here’ to read our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of radicalisation. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of our school’s wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms.
The new ‘Prevent Duty’ Guidance 2015 came into effect on 1 July 2015 and its effectiveness within school is reviewed within Ofsted inspections. We have clear procedures in place for protecting staff, pupils and parents at risk of radicalisation.
At High Park we promote fundamental ‘British values’ and enable pupils, families and staff to challenge extremist views. We value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils, families and staff and undertake a variety of activities to celebrate these. Through our broad and balanced curriculum we teach tolerance and respect for the differences in our school community and the wider world.
The NSPCC has launched a helpline to support adults who have concerns about children and young people being radicalised or who need advice on how to talk to their children about issues related to terrorism.
Helpline practitioners have been trained to spot the warning signs of radicalisation so they can advise adults who are worried about a child being groomed.
You can contact trained helpline counsellors at the NSPCC for 24/7 help, advice and support on 0808 800 5000 or email@example.com