Safeguarding children from extremism
From 1st July 2015 all schools have a due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and or violent extremism; this duty is known as the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is one element of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy. The Prevent Strategy aims to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Institutions including schools and academies have a statutory duty to address the risk of any form of radicalisation and extremism.
Greenacres Primary Academy staff and the Governors have completed Prevent Training and/or WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training during this academic year. All staff are confident about the referral process in the academy if they suspect a student is being radicalised or drawn into extremist behaviour.
Our curriculum ensures our students have the opportunity to explore and discuss many challenges the world faces, including radicalisation and extremism. At Greenacres Primary Academy we encourage our students to think critically and explore ideas in a safe environment. We encourage our students to develop the skills, confidence and understanding to develop self-esteem and make a full and active contribution to society.
Tackling online extremism
Schools and academies across the region are supporting a new e-safety campaign to tackle online extremism and help keep children and young people safe. The internet and social media provide opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals. Communities have an important part to play and you can anonymously report illegal terrorist information, pictures or videos you have found on the internet.
Report Extremist Content
If you would like to discuss how to keep you child safe from extremism or would like any support, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Katie Thornton - at the Academy.
How do we raise concerns?
If the designated person receives a concern about a risk of terrorism they will contact Greater Manchester Police. The anti-terrorist hotline is 0800 789 321. If the school has a concern that an individual is being radicalised or is vulnerable to radicalisation into extremism, we will make a Channel safeguarding referral through the MASH team on 0161 770 7777.