PREVENT

What is PREVENT?

Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy

Police and a dedicated PREVENT/CHANNEL team provide practical support to tackle the problem of terrorism and extremism at its roots and prevent vulnerable people and communities from being drawn into terrorism. This includes far-right extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism.

At Grimsargh St Michael’s, we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issue of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society. Providing a safe learning environment in which children can raise questions and concerns without fear of reprimand or ridicule and explore boundaries of what’s acceptable will engender an open attitude to multi- cultural and race issues. Through our curriculum, Christian Values and school improvement priorities, we support all our children in developing respect for everyone whatever their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, special need or disability.

“The way we educate our young people shapes the society we will live in. British schools have long been dedicated to encouraging students to think for themselves and to think about others, a blend of critical thinking and empathy that is the best inoculation against radicalism and extremism.” Russell Hobby NAHT General secretary 06/11

More information can be found below:

Lancashire Schools Prevent Handbook

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice V6

www.preventforschools.org

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/council/strategies-policies-plans/report-radicalisation-prevent/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance/revised-prevent-duty-guidance-for-england-and-wales