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The Prevent Strategy

The Prevent duty requires all schools and providers of education to 'help prevent the risk of people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism’. This includes safeguarding learners from extremist ideologies and radicalisation.

We consider the needs of our pupils at each stage of the safeguarding process and consider radicalisation concerns in line with our existing safeguarding processes, skills and experience.

Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is seen as part of schools’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other forms of harm and abuse.

From 1 July 2015, schools have been 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.

You can read more about the Prevention of Radicalisation and Extremism, in our Safeguarding Policy here.