Preventing Radicalisation

The Department for Education has published advice for schools on the Prevent duty 2015. The Prevent duty requires all schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism in the exercise of their functions.

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.

We are already responsible for keeping our students safe, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and for promoting the welfare of students in our care. The Prevent duty reinforces these existing duties by spreading understanding of the risks and current good practice across the country.

Victoria Primary Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students. All colleagues recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society.

The Prevent duty
Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers