In 2011 the definition of British Values was set out by the Government in its Prevent Strategy. The Department of Education states the need to ‘create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect of those with different faiths and beliefs’.
This means there is also the expectation for these values to be taught in Early years settings. At Daisy Chain these values are experienced by the children throughout their sessions through teaching and modelling by the adults as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Prevent and Channel
From the 1st of July 2015 all registered early years child care providers have a duty under section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security act 2015 to ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn onto terrorism’. This is known as the Prevent Duty.
At Daisy Chain we have safeguarding policies and procedures in place to protect children at risk of radicalisation and what action must be taken if we are concerned.
Should staff become concerned about a child there is a process called Channel to which child or adult may be referred. Channel is part of the Prevent Strategy and is about early intervention to asses risk and provide appropriate support.
More information is available in the setting if required.