At St. Teresa's we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Safeguarding our pupils is a priority at St. Teresa's and educating our children on how they can keep themselves safe is essential.
Building resilience in our young people and the promotion of fundamental British values is at the heart of preventing radicalisation.
St Teresa's Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils, staff and wider community. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school; whether from internal sources (pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors) or external sources (families, school community, external agencies or individuals).
Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and, where appropriate, dealt with.
As part of St Teresa's School’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.