The documents below are all related to keeping our pupils and staff safe. 

If you have any specific safeguarding concerns you can always talk to any member of staff.

If you would like to talk to our Designated Safeguarding Leads about any concerns you may have, you can contact them via the school phone number or their school email addresses:


The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Rufford CE Primary School is:  Mrs RH Elleray, Headteacher, 01704 821300, 

The Back up Designated Safeguarding Lead at Rufford CE Primary School is: Mrs S Newsham, Assistant Headteacher, 01704 821300,  


The Prevent Lead is: Mrs RH Elleray 


Please click here to read our  Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Please click here to read our Prevent Policy Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

Please click here  for advice on Online Safeguarding for Parents and Carers

Please click here to link to the latest version of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 (KCSIE 2023) document


Please click here for a useful document providing information and further links to access help and advice: Parent and Carer - Where to go for help booklet - Sept 2022.pdf



What is the Prevent strategy? The Prevent strategy 


Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.


How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?


From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves. 


What does this mean in practice?


Many of the things we already do in our school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.


These include:


  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity and tolerance
  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments
  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy.


We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils. We will carry out our Prevent duty in different ways, depending on the age of the children and the needs of our community. 



Schools have been required to promote British values since 2014, and this will continue to be part of our response to the Prevent strategy. British values include:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty and mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs


Extremism – vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs


Ideology – a set of beliefs


Terrorism – a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause


Radicalisation – the process by which a person comes to support extremism and terrorism



We are an Operation Encompass School - Please click on the documents below for further information.

letter_to_parents_may_22.pdf .pdf
Pan_Lancashire_Operation_Encompass.pdf .pdf
57180_Operation_Encompass_Poster_lancs_1_.pdf .pdf