Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty

As part of St Anthony's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.

From 1 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.

St Anthony’s is committed to safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of all our children and families. We build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.  Click here to access Educate Against Hate website.

http://educateagainsthate.com/

All our staff and governors have completed safeguarding and e-learning training developed by the National Counter Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ), in conjunction with the College of Policing which includes guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to being drawn into Terrorism, and how to refer them into the Channel process. Channel is a key process within the Prevent strategy for assessing individuals’ vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism. It focuses on early intervention and diverting people away from risk.

Please click here to access departmental advice for schools on the Prevent Duty (DFE).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf

Alternatively you can also refer to (Keeping Children Safe in Education) above for further information as well as our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy and British Values statement.

 

Sept 2017