- United Kingdom
- Target Audience
- key themes association
- (Early) preventionFormal/informal education
- Peer Reviewed practice
London Borough of Hounslow
Type of Organisation: Governmental institution
The project aims to identify and map all supplementary schools (faith) in the London Borough of Hounslow. It will also work in partnership with them and the local safeguarding authorities.
In this way, the project aims to effectively safeguard students, staff and volunteers from the dangers of extremism and radicalisation. After the mapping, we share specialist knowledge and experience along with practical solutions for institutions to apply on an ongoing basis as appropriate, so they can continue to robustly safeguard their students.
The project seeks to:
- Proactively link Hounslow supplementary institutions to existing local services and resources via the Education and Welfare Service and Prevent teams. It will work with these institutions with a primary focus of on safeguarding, ensuring that staff and volunteers have an awareness of Prevent and the Department of Education plans to regulate this sector.
- Offer delivery of the Home Office Counter Terrorism / extremism awareness training product, Workshop to raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). It is a criterium for management and school’s staff, and also available for example for parents/carers (threat levels, the risk to children, how radicalisers work, spotting danger signs, accessing support, monitoring use of the internet).
- Engage with supplementary institutions and tuition centres within the borough of Hounslow.
- Encourage supplementary schools to become part of a voluntary recognition scheme called the ‘Safer Supplementary School Scheme’ which will encourage development of best practice in an out-of-school provision and builds on existing government regulation (more information under ‘Deliverables’).
- Accreditation scheme – The Safer Supplementary Schools Scheme, which enables supplementary schools that have met the criteria of best practice (a quality label) and are meeting a robust standard in safeguarding, to have their service provision endorsed by the LB Hounslow.
- Support and payment of Disclosure and Barring Service clearance for all volunteers involved in the delivery of the service.
- Supply access to training for parents who utilised the services enabling them to:
- Understand the threat levels, the risk of radicalisation to children, how radicalisation and recruiters work – the grooming processes, spotting danger signs and accessing early support.
- Support them to understand the world their children are living in and how to monitor their use of the internet to keep them safe.
- How to safeguard their children and access support when necessary.
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