What is the Prevent Strategy?
The Prevent strategy, launched in 2007 seeks to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism both in the UK and overseas. It is the preventative strand of the governments's counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.
All staff at Cherry Tree Hill Primary School share a duty to protect pupils from the risk of radicalisation, as part if our safeguarding duties and we aso seek to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. many of the things that we already do in our school help children to become possitive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.
- Promote the fundemental British Values in our curriculum
- Make sure that Cherry Tree Hill Primary School is a safe space for pupils to discuss sensitve topics, including terrorism and extremism
- Ensure that we have robust safeguarding procedures to identify children at risk
- Engage with local authority risk assessments to determine the potential risk of individuals being drawn into terrorism is our local area
- We make sure that we have measures in place to protect pupils from harmful online content, including appropriate filtering systems
- Our staff receive training to help them identify pupils at risk, challenge extremist ideas, and know how to act is they have a concern.
- We explore other cultures and religions and promote diversity.
- We develop and foster critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
- We challenge prejudices and racist comments
At Cherry Tree Hill Primary School, we build pupils' resillence to radicalisation by promoting British Values, which include; respect of the rule of law, individual liberty, democracy, and mutual respect for and tolerance of different faiths and beleifs.
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. At our school all staff complete this training.