Level 1 Safeguarding Awareness Refresher/Initial training - INSET Jan 2018
10 January 2018 | Posted by: Tim Fish
Safeguarding Awareness – Level 1 (for new staff and ‘refresher’ status for all other staff)
1) Who is responsible for safeguarding at Earlscliffe ?
All of us
2) What is safeguarding ?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:
• protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
• preventing harm to children’s health or development
• ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.
3) Who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead ? Tim Fish
4) Who is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead? Niall Johnson
5) ‘Are they safe?’ Child Protection Training Awareness training video (NSPCC)
https://youtu.be/mcuGps_Ahq0 (copy and paste into your browser)
6) What is radicalisation ? Followed by a short training video
https://youtu.be/rFssYA-6y_I (copy and paste into your browser)
So what is radicalisation?
Radicalisation simply means the process where someone is led to adopt extreme political, social and religious ideals and aspirations.
You’re expected to help prevent radicalisation in schools
This places three very important jobs into a teacher’s hands.
1. Knowing how to spot and report radicalisation
2. Creating a safe environment in which to discuss and challenge extremist ideas
3. Promoting British values within the classroom and the curriculum
So how do you spot radicalisation and where is it happening?
There is no single model for radicalisation, the process is unique for each individual.
Where radicalisation happens
Radicalisation can happen anywhere, by anyone, however one of the biggest platforms where it takes place is on social media, with an estimated 45,000 ISIS twitter accounts alone at any one time. Twitter is regularly taking down these accounts, but with others being added daily it is likely that young people can easily fall victim to extremist predators and be lured in by their rhetoric and persuasive arguments. ISIS also shame some Muslims into believing that if they were true followers of Allah that they would join them no questions asked. The biggest growth in extremism in the last 24 months has actually come from the far right.
Promoting British values
Promoting British values helps tackle radicalisation and there is now an expectation on you to do this. But what are they?
There are currently four:
2. Rule of law
3. Individual liberty
4. Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Promoting British values should not be confused with nationalism, jingoism or neo-colonialism, all of which fly in the face of the above four concepts.