Stoke Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All our staff are familiar with and adhere to our Child Protection Policy which you can find here:CST-Safeguarding-and-Child-Protection-Policy-Final-January-2019

Should you have any concerns regarding a child’s safety or wellbeing, please report the concern to first response on 0117 903 6444. Please visit their website for more information. https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/reporting-concerns-about-a-child-first-response

We have a team of dedicated safeguarding leads at the school, who have all completed up to date training on Child Protection.

Our Safeguarding team:

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Higgitt (Assistant Headteacher)

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs Jelf (Bursar), Miss Simmonds (Assisstant Headteacher and Yr5 Teacher) and Mrs Spence (Family Support Worker)

 The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Catherine Hullis.

Prevent duty

What is the Prevent strategy?

The government strategy ‘Prevent’ is designed to help stop people supporting terrorist or extremist causes or becoming a terrorist themselves.

Prevent covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from other dangers.

Stoke Park Primary provides a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

What does this mean in practice?

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy part of the community also work towards the Prevent strategy.

These include:

  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity
  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments
  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy – these values are reflected in our school vision and school rules

We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, through safety measures such as using filters on the internet to stop access to extremist and terrorist materials, and checking visitors who come into school to work with pupils.

All of our staff have up to date prevent training, to understand the risk of radicalisation and extremism, the factors that make people vulnerable to being drawn in to terrorism, how to recognise this and how to report a concern.

Our prevent lead at the school is our DSL, Amy Higgitt

If you have concerns about someone you know being radicalised please read the information leaflet attached below.

PREVENT leaflet for the public

The purpose of the website below is to provide practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation. Here you will find Q&A and resources to help you protect your child.

https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/