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Prevent Duty

As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The Prevent Duty Guidance (under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 ) was released by the Government and places a duty on schools, and other agencies, to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.  This legal duty came into force on 1st July 2015.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully the governments Prevent Strategy. Our Safeguarding Lead Prevent Leader is Mr Parry.

 

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent Strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

It aims are to:

  • respond to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of terrorism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views.
  • provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
  • work with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith charities, online and health.

 

At St Peter's we ensure that we teach the children about the Prevent Aims. In each year group we teach our children to be safe and recognise the possible dangers they may face. Teachers make sure that this is done in a sensitive and age appropriate way. We also protect children from the risk of radicalisation. For example, we use filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access unsuitable material and we ensure the appropriate vetting of visitors who come into the school to work with the pupils.

Parents click here for NSPCC website on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation with several useful resources.

Please click here for a link to the official government document.

Please click here for resources to support the Prevent agenda.

Please click here for website on how parents can support at home.

Please click here for Department for Education website on Educate Against Crime

For further information, you can see the Government information here.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance