Children are vulnerable to extremist ideology and radicalisation. Just like any other form of abuse,
protecting them is a vital part of the school’s approach to safeguarding.
Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to our fundamental values including democracy, rule of
law, 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.
Under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, the school is aware that we must
have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, and that this is known
as the Prevent Duty.
In order to fulfil the Prevent Duty, staff have received training to help them to identify children who may
be vulnerable to radicalisation, and the school is committed to accessing further training to ensure that
all staff are up to date and aware of this duty. If staff do identify children for whom this may be a
concern, they will apply the usual referral process and Child Protection procedures and pass this
information to the Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with immediate effect.
The Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead will contact the Prevent Coordinator should there be
concerns about a child or family linked to potential radicalisation or extremism. The Prevent
Coordinator will then assist the Senior DSL regarding whether a referral is appropriate and whether
this child or family will need to be referred to the Channel Panel.
The Prevent Education Officer is Assia Hussain: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Prevent Team can be contacted as follows: email@example.com
The school will also incorporate the promotion of fundamental British Values into the Safeguarding
Curriculum and/or PSHE in order to help build pupils’ resilience and enable them to challenge
extremist views. School will provide a safe space in which children and staff can understand the risks
associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist
Radicalisation will also be considered within current Online Safety policies, procedures and curriculum
in terms of having suitable filtering and monitoring in place and also raising awareness with staff,
parents and children about the increased risk of online radicalisation, through the use of the internet,
Social Media and Gaming.
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