The aim of the Prevent Duty is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, through radicalisation and extremism.
The Prevent Duty requires authorities such as education, health, local authorities, police and criminal justice agencies to help prevent the risk of people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent Duty helps to ensure that people who are susceptible to radicalisation are supported as they would be under safeguarding processes. The Prevent Duty is important to us as a school, because young people are more at risk of radicalisation and we recognise that our pupils have more risk factors.
The objectives of Prevent are to:
- tackle the ideological causes of terrorism
- intervene early to support people susceptible to radicalisation
- enable people who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate