Commitment Of Safeguarding

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A key underlying commitment ratified by a number of governments is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights. Many of the principles from this have been incorporated into statutory law.
The Department for Education is responsible for child protection in England. It sets out policy, legislation and statutory guidance. At the local level Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) co-ordinate, and ensure the effectiveness of, work
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PREVENT is a duty on certain authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Staff should:
- Understand what radicalisation means and why people may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism as a consequence of it
- Be aware of what we mean by the term “extremism” and the relationship between extremism and terrorism
- Know what measures are available to prevent people from becoming drawn into terrorism and how to challenge the extremist ideology that can be associated with it
- Understand how to obtain support for people who may be being exploited by radicalising influences
The advice issued by the Department for Education in June 2015 makes it clear that schools are not expected to have a dedicated 'Prevent Policy '. However, schools should have clear procedures in place for protecting children at risk of radicalisation which may be set out in existing safeguarding
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This includes organisations across services such as education (statutory, independent and voluntary), health, social services, police and probation services. This is in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004, with further revision as a result of Lord Laming’s report in March 2009. For England, Sections 11 and 12 of the Children Act 2004 place a statutory duty on agencies to co-operate to safeguard and promote the welfare of
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