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Prevent Strategy

Due to the increasing threat that terrorism is generating on a global scale; we are ensuring that we adhere to The Prevent Strategy.

This enables us to do our part to identify the signs and risks associated with terrorism & those who have been exposed to extremist material and ideologies.

 

All staff at Ridgeway School are trained on The Prevent Strategy.

 

The following information has been taken from the Safe in Warwickshire website

(link to this can be found below)

 

The Prevent Strategy

The Prevent Strategy has three key objectives:

  1. Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it;
  2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  3. Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address

 

It is set up to challenge all forms of terrorism, including the influence of far right and far left extremists. It defines extremism as “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”.

 

Prevent operates in a pre-criminal space, providing support and re-direction to vulnerable individuals at risk of being groomed into terrorist activities before any crimes are committed. Radicalisation could be comparable to other forms of harm and abuse. It is therefore considered a safeguarding issue and thought of alongside the wider safeguarding agenda.

 


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