Renishaw Primary School

Prevent Duty

Renishaw Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy.

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism.  Prevent is one oft the four elements of CONTEST - the Government's counter-terrorism strategy which aims to stop terrorism and radicalisation. 

As a school, we are tasked by the Government with being watchful and making the children aware of the dangers.  Naturally, we do this in a very sensitive way, ranging from discussions about recent news events, to highlighting the problems with violent computer games (Call of Duty etc) and celebrating the differences within our culture rather than sigmatising them.

We hope that that the leaflets and information below help with your understanding of the agenda set for us, but if any questions are raised, please contact us in the usual way.