Radicalisation and Extremism: The Prevent Strategy
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, religious extremists and other causes.
How does the Prevent Strategy apply to schools?
From July 2015 all schools (as well as organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views in the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
Foe more information about the Prevent Strategy at Hillcross, click on the link on the right hand side of the page.
How can families support their children?
Ensuring your child is safe online is a crucial part of protecting them from the risk of being being groomed.
Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups often use online platforms to recruit young people. Parents can find answers to common questions and resources to help protect their child on the Educate Against Hate parent hub. This excellent website provides support to schools and families - click on the link on the right hand side of the page.