The Prevent Duty

As a childminder I am aware of the Prevent Duty which is a safeguarding responsibility on all childcare providers and schools, to protect children/teenagers/adults from being drawn into terrorism and radicalisation. As with managing other safeguarding risks, there isn’t a single way of identifying an individual who is being radicalised, but signs to look out for are:

  • Isolating themselves

  • Scripted speech

  • Unwilling to discuss views

  • Disrespect for others

  • Sudden out bursts of anger

  • Secretiveness

 

It is my responsibility to know how to refer someone who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, or the effect of radicalisation, and know how to respond.

I will be alert to changes in children’s behaviour or circumstances which could indicate that they may be in need of help or protection. If I had any concerns I would contact the Prevent Officer in my local Dorset area –01305-224768 and my Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) as above.

I am aware of the Department for Education telephone helpline (020 7340 7264) to enable me to raise concerns relating to extremism directly. Concerns can also be raised by email to counter.extemism@education.gsi.gov.uk or through Channel. In Dorset, this is through the Safeguarding Referral Unit at Dorset Police email: sru@dorset.pnn.police.uk

 

British Values

 

In respect of the Prevent Duty and in keeping with the ethos of the EYFS, I will promote British values, the Government defines these as:

 

· Democracy

· The rule of law

· Individual liberty and personal responsibility

· Mutual respect

· Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

Democracy

  • Children are treated with respect and dignity

  • Their views are requested and always considered

  • They are given choices about what they would like to do and make decisions together

  • When I buy new resources the children will be asked for their opinions

  • Free speech for all- everyone is allowed their opinion and turn to speak

 

The rule of Law

  • Children are taught about right and wrong

  • Reminders about appropriate behaviour and explanations about rules are given

  • ‘people who help us’ support the children to learn about the police and emergency services and their role in our society

 

Individual Liberty and Personal Responsibility

  • Children will be supported to understand they need rules to keep them safe

  • Independence is promoted

  • Children are supported to recognise the need to respect resources and equipment

 

Mutual Respect

  • We use role play, books, stories and group sessions to teach children how to show empathy for and understanding of others

  • Personal, social and emotional development is embedded in our day-to- day routines and planning

  • Children learn how they can share and take turns with others in respectful ways

  • Adults and older children are positive role models

  • Positive images and stories of disability promote equality of opportunity for all

  • Children are always spoken to respectfully

  • Close working partnerships with parents and other settings children attend help us to raise outcomes for all children

 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

  • As part of our balanced curriculum themed activities support children to learn about British festivals such as St George’s Day, and events such as the London Olympics and special days celebrated by our British Royal family.

  • Children are taught about modern Britain through themed activities which help them to learn in age appropriate ways about their local area, art, history, special days and the country in which they live

  • They learn about Christianity as the major religion of the country in which they live

  • We plan activities to help children mark special days from other religions, countries and cultures through our planning to teach them to respect the views and beliefs of others

  • The children learn about their place in the wider world through books, multicultural and diverse resources, displays and themed activities

  • The children are taken on outings to learn about the area of Britain in which they live

 

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