On 1st July 2015 all schools became subject to 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 into terrorism. This duty is known as the Prevent duty
Children can be vulnerable to extremist ideology and radicalisation.
Extremism is the active opposition to our fundamental values, including the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.
The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity
In our school, children are taught about radicalisation at an age appropriate level through our preventative PSHCE curriculum. We also ensure our staffare trained to recognise the signs and indicators of radicalisation and know what to do if they have concerns about a child becoming radicalised.