What is the Prevent Strategy?
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting extremist causes.
The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
Educate Against Hate - https://educateagainsthate.com/
This is an important government website that provides advice and information about protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
How does the Prevent Strategy apply to schools?
All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.
This means we have a responsibility to protect children from violent and extremist views the same as we do to protect them from drugs or gang violence.
The Prevent Strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, as this may not be appropriate for younger children, but it is about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect.
Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss any issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.