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The Prevent Duty

We have a duty to protect children from radicalisation and any form of violent extremism in line with the “Prevent Duty” (June 2015).   Any concerns will be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead.​


In fulfilling this duty the setting will work closely with the Safer Schools Partnership Officer and will have regard to:​

  • Assessing the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology. This will be based on an understanding, shared with partners, of the potential risk in the local area. The setting will protect children from being drawn into terrorism by having robust safeguarding policies in place to identify children at risk, and intervening as appropriate

  • Staff training so that staff have the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, and to challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism and are shared by terrorist groups. Staff should know where and how to refer children for further help

  • Online safety policies will ensure children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet by establishing appropriate levels of filtering.

  • Promoting fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. These values are already implicitly embedded in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

The above is an extract from our main 'Safeguarding Children & Child Protection' policy.

The full Government text from the Department for Education can be found here.

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