Prevent and British Values
At Floortrain we uphold our duty to safeguard our learners and staff by actively promoting the Fundamental British Values set out in the Prevent Strategy 2011 in everything that we do. The government introduced this strategy to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and to ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
The Department for Education define British Values as:
• The rule of Law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
All learners and staff are encouraged and supported towards regularly developing their knowledge and understanding. Floortrain achieve this through clear and enforced policies, regular knowledge quizzes and by embedding the values into the work and sessions that we do.
Floortrain actively promotes democracy and encourages all learners and staff to regularly share their views and provide feedback. We have regular team meetings to ensure no decisions or plans are made without having taken each individual into consideration first, including (but not limited to) the feedback all learners provide at every stage of their learning journey
Floortrain understand the need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment and we take the safety and protection of learners and staff very seriously. Our policies and procedures are known to and easily accessible to all learners and staff. By adhering to rules we collectively create a supportive and inclusive learning and working environment for each other.
Rule of Law
Learners and staff at Floortrain are encouraged to share their views freely in a safe environment where their ideas, thoughts and opinions will be listened to and treated with respect. Examples of Individual Liberty include; "Equality and Human Rights", "Values and principles", "Rights, choice, consent and individuality", "Personal Development" and "Respect and Dignity".
At Floortrain, we naturally demonstrate respect for one another in everything that we do. We actively promote different beliefs, faiths and opinions in a positive and supportive environment. All staff and learners are encouraged to develop their knowledge and awareness of the various social and economical issues that affect our communities.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance
Prevent Strategy at Floortrain
The Prevent agenda is regularly reviewed against our policies and action plans to ensure a safe learning and working environment is provided to our learners and staff. By carrying our regular reviews, it enables us to continuously improve the ways we raise awareness to everyone of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act, 2015.
What is Radicalisation and Extremism
Radicalisation is a process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or reject and/or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.
Extremism is vocal or active opposition to British Values (Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance).
At Floortrain, we actively promote all individuals to discuss their views and opinions on social issues with regards to radicalisation and extremism. Learners often take part in "Welfare Discussions" throughout which they make notes on the different subjects and provide confidential feedback. This allows us to continuously monitor learners and report any potential issues should they arise.
All staff have up to date training with Prevent and radicalisation and are equipped with the knowledge of what to do should they come across any issues.
What is Channel?
Channel is a programme that provides support to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or extremism. It is a supportive approach and operates in the pre-criminal space. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by identifying individuals at risk, assessing the nature and extent of the risk and by developing and putting in place appropriate and specific support plans.
If a member of staff at Floortrain was to have any concerns, they would be reported to the Safeguarding lead who would then determine what course of action is most appropriate including, but not limited to, making a referral to Channel and co-operating as best as possible to assist with the programme.
We know that in order to maintain a safe learning and working environment, we must take into consideration each piece of the puzzle (shown and explained below) to continue with our holistic approach to Safeguarding our learners and staff.