School Information

Prevent Duty

What is the Prevent Strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including extreme right wing, violent Islamic groups and other causes. 


How does the Prevent Stategy apply to schools?

From July 2015 all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. 

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way as we protect them from drugs or gang violence. 

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.


What does this mean in practice?

Many of the things we already do in school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent Strategy.

These include:


How does Prevent relate to British Values?

Schools have been required to promote British Values since 2014, and this will continue to be part of our response to the Prevent Strategy. 

British Values are an important part of school life at Ridgeway Primary School

British values are broken into 4 key areas 


Rule of law 

Individual liberty

Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. 


Is my child too young to learn about extremism?


Click here to read the Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy