Prevent Duty for Schools

Our wide range of safeguarding and child protection duties includes the Government’s Prevent Strategy.

From 1st July 2015 all 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”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.

At St Martin’s School, we recognise that safeguarding and creating a safeguarding culture is the responsibility of everyone who works here. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.  At St Martin’s School, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can read about what we do to promote British Values in our Policy.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP).

Links

Please click on the link below for our Anti Radicalisation Policy and Statement of British Values  

Anti-radicalisation and British Values Policy

Please click on the links below to find more information.

Barnet Safeguarding: Barnet Children’s Safeguarding Board website

Guide for Parents: Extremism & Radicalisation

Department for Education: The Prevent duty – Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers

HM Government: Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales 2015