The Prevent Strategy
What is the Prevent Strategy?
On 1 July 2015 The Prevent Duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard for the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Staincliffe CE (C) Junior School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.
All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability. As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the Government's Prevent Strategy.
The updated and strengthened CONTEST Strategy was launched in June 2018. The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the risk to the UK and its citizens and interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence. The CONTEST Strategy consists of the following four work stands:
The four elements are:
PREVENT: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
PURSUE: to stop terrorist attacks
PROTECT: to strengthen the country’s protection against a terrorist attack
PREPARE: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack
Prevent Lead in school:
The current Prevent lead is Mrs Catherine Tankard (Assistant Head teacher and Deputy DSL) in coordination with Mr Paul Dixon (Headteacher and DSL)
Both attended Prevent WRAP training, November 2021.
Click here to read our Prevent Strategy Statement
Click here to read our Prevent Risk Assessment & Action Plan