Safeguarding and Prevent

Russell Street School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Russell Street School children are STARS - Safe, Together, Achieve, Resilient, Special.

 SAFE - ‘We all have the right to feel safe all the time.  Nothing is so awful or so small that we cannot talk about it.’ (RSS iSafe Programme).

TOGETHER - Highly supportive relationships are established based on mutual respect.  Children make a positive contribution to society. They understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and respect the beliefs and values of others.

ACHIEVE - Children achieve the best possible outcomes through the delivery of an exciting, ambitious curriculum built around progressive new skills and knowledge acquisition. Children have a strong desire to learn more and acquire the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

RESILIENT - Children demonstrate high levels of self-determination and control. Through a growth mindset attitude, children believe the impossible is possible.

SPECIAL - Children have access to a wide, rich set of experiences and have frequent opportunities to develop their talents and interests.  Children feel an important sense of worth and belonging ensuring good mental health and well-being.


PREVENT STRATEGY - As part of Russell Street School’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.

From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At Russell Street we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.

Please click below for a link to the Prevent Duty for Schools:

Please click below for a link to the official Prevent document

Extremism & Radicalisation

 Link to Government advice sites: