In order to fulfil the Prevent duty at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, staff have been trained to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and know what to do when they are identified. Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of the school's wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation), whether these come from within their family or are the product of outside influences. St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School 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. On the contrary the school provides a safe space in which children, young people and staff can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments. The Prevent duty is entirely consistent with the school's existing responsibilities. There are 4 elements of this strategy: Prepare, Protect, Pursue and Prevent.
In line with other safeguarding concerns, any concerns need to be reported through any of our 3 communication channels which are outlined here.
Further information relating to Prevent can be found here: