V.I.M Camps Ltd

The Prevent Duty & Promoting British Values Policy

V.I.M Camps is committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which the children in our care are safeguarded from all kinds of harm including radicalisation, for more details on safeguarding please refer to the Safeguarding policy.
The Counter Terrorism and Security Act places a duty on Early Years settings to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. The Prevent Duty (which came into effect from July 2015) provides the guidance for all childcare providers have a legal duty to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and being drawn into extremism.
https//www.gov.uk/government /uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/417943/Prevent_Duty_Guidance_England_Wales.pdf.

Safer Recruitment of Staff and Staff Training – see Safer Recruitment Policy for details, and the designated child protection officer (CPO) for your club should undertake Prevent awareness training and then pass this information to the rest of the staff.

  • working in partnership – continue working with LSCBs who coordinate the work of local agencies in safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children in the area, and a new programme called Channel which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. Also continue to work with families as they are in a key position to spot radicalisation.
  • Risk Assessment – to conduct a risk assessment to evaluate the risk of the children at your club being drawn into terrorism or supporting extremist ideas that form part of a terrorist ideology.
  • Internet Safety – Older children will be monitored on ICT equipment with the use of parental controls to limit what they do on the internet. They will also be made aware of the importance of internet safety and why.

Build children’s resilience to radicalisation by promoting British Values, of which the details of Hassocks Childcare’s Out of School Club will promote the following British Values are detailed below:

  • Democracy – we will regularly ask for children’s views and encourage decision making about the club e.g. activities, resources, snacks, events etc as their feedback will help shape how the club is run.
  • The Rule of Law – Club rules and our societies rules. The children will help decide on what the club rules will be, and these rules will be based on safety, respect, and tolerance; right and wrong. The children will also have the opportunity to discuss the value and reason behind the rules and law, as well as the consequences when rules and laws are broken.
  • Individual Liberty – children will have the freedom to make their own choices with what they play with, and the club environment will support this.
  • Mutual Respect – is at the heart of our values. All people at the Club (both adults and children) treat each other with respect and politeness. Children will learn their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others
  • Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs – through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures we actively promote diversity. The club also provides resources and activities that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping.