The ‘Prevent’ Duty (Protecting Young People from Radicalisation)
The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Kingswood Secondary Academy takes seriously its responsibility to prevent young people from being drawn into extremist activities. Our approach is to build awareness of extremism and to enable our students to challenge extremist views. We do not stop the debating of controversial issues, but instead provide a safe space in which students and staff can raise these issues, understand the associated risks and develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to respond to extremism.
If anyone has concerns that extremist or radical activity could be affecting anyone in the school community, they should contact the Academy's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Matthew Van Lier, immediately.
http://www.educateagainsthate.com/ gives practical advice and support in keeping children safe from the dangers of extremism.
This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. http://report-it.org.uk/what_is_hate_crime