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, Mrs Inna Hakobyan, 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
GOV.UK Prevent guidance webpage now live
Please find below information received from the Home Office in relation to a new GOV.UK Prevent guidance webpage that is now live.
‘As many of you will recognise, there is limited information about Prevent online, and what exists is often unhelpful or misleading. This makes it difficult for the public to identify which information is legitimate and accurate and makes it harder for them to get help if needed.
To help address these difficulties and create a clear and authoritative source of information on Prevent, we have been working to develop a new GOV.UK Prevent guidance page. This page will provide the public with clear, accessible information about the Prevent programme, advice on how to make a referral and the types of support offered through Channel. It is intended to complement existing resources such as ACT Early and Educate Against Hate, utilising the trust people feel in GOV.UK as a recognised brand. We’re pleased to say that, as of this morning, this page is now live and can be found here: Get help if you’re worried about someone being radicalised - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The content included on this new page has been tested extensively across the Prevent network, Home Office and cross-government staff, as well as with members of the public across a range of demographics. We hope to add further blogs, case studies and other resources as the page evolves.