Britsh Values & Prevent
From 1st July 2015 all schools and childcare providers had to have
“due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.”
It is essential that staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, and know what to do when they are identified.
Schools can also build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British Values and enabling them to challenge extremist views.
It is important to emphasise that the Prevent Duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues.
Schools should provide a safe space where pupils can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments.
Departmental advice on promoting basic important British values as part of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.
Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.
The Prevent duty:
Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers
Staff Meeting on delivering lessons on Prevent other than British Values
Prevent Tracking sheet