PREVENT Duty For Schools

As part of Starcross Primary School’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties, we are fully behind the government’s PREVENT strategy.

From July 1st 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Secutiry 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.

At Starcross, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.

The statutory guidance refers to the importance of PREVENT awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of prevent (WRAP). All our staff will receive training on what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school. Senior leaders will also complete full training on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

The school’s policy on tackling Extremism and Radicalisation is via the link below.

Starcross Primary School Tackling Extremism And Radicalisation Policy 2015

Please follow the link below to see the government Prevent guidance:

Please follow the link below to a factsheet all about Prevent, with key information and contacts