The Prevent Duty
Suspect it, report it
What is it?
As part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, the government outlines that registered early and later years childcare providers have a duty to help with the prevention of the radicalisation of young people:
"From 1 July 2015 all schools...are subject to a duty under section 26 of 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 to terrorism'. This duty is known as the Prevent duty."
What do we do?
As part of our duty to carry out the Prevent strategy in our school, all of our staff are trained in the practices of prevention, recognition and reporting. The Prevent duty falls inline with our wider safeguarding duties and as a school we are able to provide a safe space in which our students and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.
If you are worried about someone being radicalised or acting unusual, please speak to Mr Davies, our Prevent Coordinator, or Mrs Bray /Mrs T Perry. Alternatively, you can speak to the MASH on 01375 652802 or Essex Police.on (999 or 101)
Click on the links below for more information on the Prevent duty and what you can do to help.