As part of Chauncy School’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At Chauncy, we build students’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can read about what we do to promote British values here.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All our staff have received WRAP training on Tuesday 26th January 2016. Staff at Chauncy are aware of what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school.
Please click here for a link to the Prevent Duty for Schools.
Please click here for a link to the official Prevent Strategy document.
You can find our policies to tackle radicalisation and extremism here.
Talking to Children about Terrorism – The Diocese of Southwark have produced a newsletter which provides useful information on talking to children about terrorism