From 1 July 2015 schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Our school is clear that extremism and radicalisation should be viewed as safeguarding concerns. We value freedom of speech and the expression of beliefs and both pupils/students and adults have the right to speak freely and voice their opinions. Our ethos seeks to build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting Fundamental British Values and enabling them to challenge extremist views.
Who to Contact/Resources
- If you feel that a child or young person is in immediate danger of radicalisation, call the Police on 999
- DfE guidance on the Prevent Duty can be found here: Protecting Children from Radicalisation: The Prevent Duty
- The NSPCC have information for parents/carers about radicalisation and dangers associated with extremism. Please follow this link for further information
- Educate Against Hate are a Government website with useful resources for parents and teachers. Please follow this link for further information