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British Values

British values are promoted in much of what we do within Moorwell Miracles. The values are also integral to our vision and values. However, we recognise that these values are not unique to Britain. We acknowledge that they differ in no way from the values of the many countries and the cultural backgrounds represented by families at Moorwell Miracles.



Democracy is where we make decisions together. Like many of the other British Values, it’s also about making sure that everyone has equal rights and is treated equally. Each child’s views matter, and it’s important they are given the opportunity to share and collaborate to make decisions together.

Rule of Law

The Rule of Law is about understanding that rules matter in our society. And that’s about understanding that there are some rules that we need to follow. At an earlier level, it’s more about understanding cause and effect and that our actions have consequences. This also ties into distinguishing between right and wrong.

Individual Liberty

Individual Liberty focuses on freedom for everyone. The main point developmentally is to give children a positive sense of themselves. Promoting their self-confidence and self-awareness is really important, as well as giving them the language and context to understand their own emotions.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

This one comes down to the oldest saying in the book. Treat others as you’d like to be treated. We create an environment that encourages tolerance of all faiths, cultures, races and views, along with an understanding of our differences and similarities.

We respect the culture and beliefs of others

We understand and respect the roles of people who help us

We know that we are all special

We understand the consequences of our actions

We understand right from wrong

We listen to and respect other people's opinions and values

We treat everybody equally

We try to help other people

And what does this have to do with the PREVENT Duty?

As part of the safeguarding and PREVENT Duty (June 2015) and the Equality Act 2010 all staff have a duty to demonstrate and help develop values which underpin an awareness of social and moral responsibility in modern Britain.

Quite simply, the PREVENT Duty statutory guidance is focused on preventing all children from being drawn into terrorism. Within the strategy released by the government, they define terrorism as the active opposition to the British Values detailed here.

As a result, promoting and actively encouraging these values plays a crucial role in the Prevent strategy. If a child, parent, staff member, carer or visitor makes a comment deemed to be inappropriate or concerning the Safeguarding Officer would deal with this in line with nursery policy.

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