At Pamphill First School, we take our duties to protect children against radicalisation and extremism very seriously. However, we are mindful that our pupils are aged 4-9 years and feel that it is through a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by a Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural ethos that will aid our children to grow up as strong individuals, able to make informed choices.
We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society and as part of our Creative Curriculum we provide a safe learning environment in which children can raise questions, concerns and explore boundaries of what is acceptable regarding their attitude to multi-cultural and race issues.
PREVENT forms part of the Governments counter-terrorism strategy and aims to prevent children and young people from getting drawn into terrorism. This could be after meeting people online or visiting websites that could lead them to adopting what we consider to be extreme views, and becoming radicalised.
Prevent concerns should be reported to the police using the Home Office Prevent Referral Form (https://www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/personal-safety/major-terror-incidents/prevent/) or for advice e mail DorsetPrevent@Dorset.pnn.police.uk or immediate response call the Anti Terror hotline on 0800 789 321
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead & Prevent Lead Single Point of Contact is Mike Wheeler.