''We also need to recognise that, young people can be exposed to extremist influences or prejudiced views, particular those via the internet and other social media. "Schools can help to protect children from extremist and violent views in the same ways that they help to safeguard children from drugs, gang violence or alcohol. Schools’ work on Prevent needs to be seen in this context. The purpose must be to protect children from harm and to ensure that they are taught in a way that is consistent with the law and our values. Awareness of Prevent and the risks it is intended to address are both vital. Staff can help to identify, and to refer to the relevant agencies, children whose behaviour suggests that they are being drawn into terrorism or extremism" (Prevent Strategy)
High Hazels Academy working with other local partners, families and communities, can help support pupils who may be vulnerable to extremism as part of its wider safeguarding responsibilities. Reference to the way in which we do this is found in the Sheffield Safeguarding protocols which are adopted by this academy.
Sheffield Safeguarding protocols can be found here
DfE - THE PREVENT DUTY: Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (July 2015)
The Department for Education has issued the departmental advice below to help recipients understand the implications of the Prevent Duty.
Prevent Duty publication can be found here
Even though High Hazels Academy operates as one school, it remains officially two separate schools. Therefore all of the policies relate to the Nursery, Infant and Junior School. While we work to United Learning trust policies and procedures we are also duty bound to follow Sheffield Safeguarding Board policies and procedures please click here to access these policies