Anti-Radicalisation - Prevent
Since the ‘Education and Inspections Act 2006’ schools have a duty to promote community cohesion. In March 2015 new statutory duties were placed on schools by the 'Counter Terrorism and Security Act' (2015) which means we must work to prevent children being drawn into extremism. Safeguarding children from all risks of harm is an important part of a school's work and protecting them from extremism is one aspect of that.
Over the last few years global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism. Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised.
Prevent duties are closely monitored by the Designated Safeguarding Leads in school.