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Prevent Duty

 

From 1 July 2015, all schools have had a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is referred to as the 'Prevent duty'.

Furthermore, schools must have regard to statutory guidance issued in relation to the Prevent duty. The DfE has also recently published non-statutory advice on the Prevent duty which sets out the implications for schools and signposts a number of resources available. (Please refer to the link below)

 

Forest Fields Primary and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of all of our children and families. We recognise that in an ever changing and fast moving world it is essential that we promote children's well-being, confidence and resilience, and that we provide them with up-to-date and age-appropriate information and signpost them to places where they can find support, where necessary.

 

We see protecting our children from the risk of radicalisation as part of our wider safeguarding duties, and that it is similar in nature to protecting students from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, cyber-bullying, neglect, and sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. We acknowledge the Prevent duty and we have due regard to the need to prevent children and their families from being drawn into any illegal activity, including terrorism.

 

It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues or developing their own opinions. On the contrary, schools should 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.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty

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