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There is no place for extremist views of any kind at St Barnabas and St Paul's School, whether from internal sources – pupils, staff, governors or external sources – school community, external agencies or individuals. Pupils need to see St Barnabas and St Paul's School as a safe place where they can explore controversial issues openly and where teachers encourage and facilitate this. We have a duty to ensure this happens.


St Barnabas and St Paul's recognise that extremism and exposure to extremist materials and influences can lead to poor outcomes for children and so these issues must be addressed as a safeguarding concern.


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Across the whole school curriculum and community we work to ensure we actively promote life in Modern Britain and ensure all our children are aware of individual liberty, democracy, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and finally rule of law.

Concerns about the views of a child expressed in school are recorded and returned to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. If you are worried or concerned about comments made at home or worried about a child, please contact the DSLs mentioned above. 

According to concerns received the following may be contacted:

  • Local Authority Prevent team: 01254 585 260 or email
  • Police Prevent Team: 01772 413398
  • if you think a threat is imminent call the police on 999
  • alternatively contact the police confidentially on the Anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321
  • report your concerns to

 Concerns are also logged with the Preventing extremism in schools and children's services helpline

Email :
Telephone: 020 7340 7264


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As part of safeguarding responsibilities, school staff are alert to:

  • Pupils disclosing their exposure to extremist actions, materials or the views of others outside of school, such as in their homes or community groups, especially where pupils have not actively sought these out;
  • Graffiti symbols, writing or art work promoting extremist messages or images;
  • Pupils accessing extremist material online, including through social networking sites;
  • Parental reports of changes in behaviour, friendships or actions and requests for assistance;
  • Partner schools, local authority services, and police reports of issues affecting pupils in other schools or settings;
  • Pupils voicing opinions drawn from extremist ideologies and narratives;
  • Use of extremist or ‘hate’ terms to exclude others or incite violence;
  • Intolerance of difference, whether secular or religious or (in line with our equalities policy) views based on, but not exclusive to, gender, disability, homophobia, race, colour or culture;
  • Attempts to impose extremist views or practices on others;
  • Anti-British views.


At St Barnabas and St Paul's, we follow any locally agreed procedure as set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, including criteria for safeguarding individuals vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation. In the event of concerns about a person at risk of becoming radicalised, contact will be made with Lancashire Constabulary’s Prevent Team to consider whether it is appropriate to refer the individuals to the Channel process. Channel is a bespoke multi-agency approach, which uses early intervention to protect and divert people away from the risks they face. Referrals can be made by anyone who has concerns. The Channel Panel is chaired by the local authority and meets at regular intervals to discuss referrals on individuals who have been identified as being at risk of radicalisation but have not committed any terrorism offence. For further details visit: 



St Barnabas & St Paul’s Church of England Primary School

Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1SN

01254 698413