Prevent Duty Statement

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 and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Wheatfields Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection Wheatfields Primary School, and the other schools in the St Ives cluster, fully support the values in this statement and the government's Prevent Strategy. 

Please see the attached pamphlet for your information.

We have also included below our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy for your reference.

Following our recent e-safety meeting for parents in school, we also attach a leaflet for parents giving e-safety advice, with details of a link to Cambridgeshire County Council's website for further advice, resources and materials.

We have also included below links to the NSPCC and Childnet websites for their advice regarding keeping children safe online.