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Preventing Radicalisation

HOSPITAL AND OUTREACH EDUCATION: SAFEGUARDING PROCEDURES

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR RADICALISATION

Hospital and Outreach pupils may be vulnerable to radicalisation for the following reasons:

  • They may be isolated from their peers and lonely
  • They may experience problems with social interaction
  • They may have a skewed sense of ‘normality’
  • They may be unable to understand the consequences of their actions
  • They may not be aware of the motivation  of other
  • They may be easily influenced
  • They may want to feel like they ‘belong’
  • They may have low self-confidence and low self esteem
  • They may have poor relationships with their parents/carers
  • They may have parents/carers who are not aware of the threat of radicalisation
  • They may not have appropriate filtering on home internet services, so can access violent extremist websites
  • The may be seeking answers to questions about their identity, faith and belonging
  • They may have perceptions of injustice
  • They may feel that they are a failure

In order to minimise these risks Hospital and Outreach staff will:

  • Undertake training in their duty with countering radicalisation and extremism
  • Provide advice, support and guidance for parents and carers through themed Parent Time meetings, information on website, individual support from Family Liaison Workers
  • Provide advice, support and guidance for pupils through direct teaching in ICT, RE and PSHE.
  • Teach pupils to evaluate websites for bias and propaganda
  • Make governors aware of their duty to anti-radicalisation, and enabling access to appropriate training
  • Be vigilant to changes in pupil’s behaviours that might indicate they are being radicalised.
  • Make parents aware of the early warning signs of radicalisation
  • Promote HOE core values and British Values across the curriculum
  • Have an appropriate level of filtering to prevent access to extremist sites
  • Work collaboratively with multi-agency staff to safeguard pupils
  • Individually risk assess pupils identified as being higher risk to vulnerability and provide personalised support and guidance go meet their needs.

Any concerns about pupils will be raised through the safeguarding procedures and referrals made to Channel as appropriate.