Prevent Duty 

 

All childcare settings must comply with The Prevent of Duty to help protect children from extremism. For those working in early years settings, all employees must be vigilant and are required to inform the necessary agencies if they suspect children are being exposed to extremism. Protecting children from extremism should form part of settings safeguarding procedures.

It is the organisation and  managers responsibility to protect children under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The new common inspection framework makes reference to providers promoting children’s welfare and preventing radicalisation and extremism.

Furzehill Childcare Centre Ltd is committed to ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of children is paramount in everything we do. So how do we as an organisation we comply with The Prevent of Duty?

  • We have clear and robust safeguarding policies and procedures in place that outline how the settings and those working directly with the children identify and manage risks.

  • We understand our role and responsibilities on how to protect children from extremism by keeping our training updated and following the statutory gudiance.

  • We understand how to identify specific children at risk e.g. change in behaviour or absent from nursery for periods of time, and we have processes and systems in place to help us effectively monitor patterns of change and behaviour.

  • We know when and how to take action after identifying a child at risk.

  • We ensure staff have up to date training that provides them with the knowledge on how to identify children at risk.

  • We promote and embed fundamental British Values in the setting.

 

TRAINING 

All our staff have attended Safeguarding training appropriate to their role within the settings. Training is updated every two and three years. 

All our settings work closely with parents and other agencies such as Health and Social Care to provide the support, guidance and help where needed.

All our managers and nominated persons in charge attend Designated Lead Safeguarding Training every two years. All other staff attend Foundation Safeguarding training every three years. 

In addition all our staff have completed online e learning courses on:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation

  • Female Genital Mutilation

  • Prevent Duty 

  • LADO ( Local Authority Designated Office) role and responsibilities 

© 2015 Furzehill Childcare Centre ltd. Created by Sophie Wade-Smith