What is the Prevent duty?

The Prevent duty requires all schools to "have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism", under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The duty covers all types of extremism, whether political, religious or ideological.

What does it mean for Greenbank School?

We need to protect all pupils from the risk of radicalisation, as part of our wider safeguarding duties and duty to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. 

To do this, we:

  • Promote the fundamental British values in our curriculum 
  • Make sure school is a safe space for pupils to discuss sensitive topics, including terrorism and extremism
  • Ensure we have robust safeguarding procedures to identify children at risk 
  • Engage with our local authority's (LA's) risk assessment to determine the potential risk of individuals being drawn into terrorism in your local area 
  • Make sure we have measures in place to protect pupils from harmful online content, including setting up appropriate filtering systems
  • Make sure all staff receive Prevent awareness training to help them identify pupils at risk, challenge extremist ideas, and know how to act if they have a concern.

For parents and carers there is more information in the downloadable document below.

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