Prevent is one part of the government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.
The aim of Prevent is to:
tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism
safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention
enable those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate
It is designed to reduce the risk from terrorism, so people can go about their daily lives freely and with confidence.
CONTEST is organised into 4 work strands
PREVENT : To stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
PURSUE : To stop terrorist attacks
PROTECT: To strengthen our protection against terrorism attack
PREPARE: To mitigate the impact of terrorism
Prevent duty is everyone’s responsibility, it is part of our safeguarding duty, just like any other safeguarding concern and it would be reported in the same way. These concerns would then be assessed and actions taken in line with prevent referral if necessary.
We have a duty to NOTICE, CHECK and SHARE.
All Elston Hall Primary School staff complete training on the government’s anti-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, to enable them to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.
Please see the websites for further guidance, advice, support and reporting.
Guidance and Prevent Duty Training
Advice, Information, Reporting and Support
Supporting Children Worried about Terrorism
Preventing Radicalisation - Information
Reporting online material that promotes terrorism or extremism
Home Office: Prevent Duty Guidance – Updated April 2021