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Inclusion School Safeguarding – Prevent Strategy
“Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility”
The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of its overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST and forms part of our Safeguarding strategy at Inclusion School.
The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent groups and other causes.
With the alarming rise in popularity of some figures with extremist views and its contribution to the radicalisation of young people, it is now more important than ever that we are aware of these issues and are able to discuss this with our children.
At Inclusion School we work hard to bring different views and perspectives as well as the damaging impact radical and extremists views may have.
We work to help prevent radicalisation by promoting the four core British Values: the rule of law, democracy, mutual respect and tolerance of others and individual liberty, and as an organisation, we aim to embed all of these at every level of what we do as a community, such as within our Life Skills and World & You curriculums, our displays across our sites, our everyday conversations and in our awareness events, such as our Fight the Stereotype campaign last year.
As part of Inclusion Hampshire’s (our umbrella organisation) commitment it is necessary for every member of staff to have completed Prevent training.
Below we have added some links to some helpful websites which have information and advice on how to raise and discuss some of these issues with your children as well as a helpful booklet in the picture links below.
Educate Against Hate has some fantastic information for parents and young people on how to protect children from extremism and radicalisation.
There is also some useful guidance and advise around signs that a child may be being radicalised on the NSPCC website
Radicalisation – Radicalisation is defined as the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism and, in some cases, to then participate in terrorist groups.
Extremism – Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas
If you have any worries or concerns all members of the safeguarding team can be contacted via the School office on 01256 437 177 or via contacts on this page.