PREVENT Duty

What is the PREVENT Duty?

All schools and colleges 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”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.

Schools can build students’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling them to challenge extremist views. As with all forms of safeguarding, adults should use their professional judgement in identifying an individual who may be at risk of radicalisation.

What is radicalisation?

“Radicalisation” refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.

What is extremism?

The vocal or active opposition to our fundamental values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. This also includes calling for the death of members of the armed forces.

What are British Values?

‘Democracy, the rule of law, equality of opportunity, freedom of speech and the rights for all men and women to live free from persecution of any kind’.

What to do if you suspect a student at All Saints is at risk of radicalisation

Contact immediately the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Louise Gavaghan or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, David Luck or Lesley Mann on 01642 754650.