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The Prevent Duty

 

From 1 July 2015 all schools are 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”.

 

What is the Prevent strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

 

What is the Prevent Duty?

The Prevent Duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on schools, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism

 

What it means for St Philip Howard

From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. 

·         Our staff are expected to be able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.

·         Our school can build student’s resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views.

·         Our school will provide a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.