The aim of ‘Prevent’ is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools. It is part of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST.

Click below for the latest Government guidance

The Prevent duty: an introduction for those with safeguarding responsibilities

At Al Islah Girls High School we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issues of diversity, global awareness and understanding Britain as a multi-cultural society. Providing a safe learning environment in which children can raise controversial questions and concerns without fear of reprimand or ridicule and explore boundaries of what’s acceptable will engender an open attitude to multi-cultural and race issues. We do this through our PSHE and other subject curriculums which aims to foster in children values such as tolerance, understanding, respect and indeed welcome for people from all countries, faiths and backgrounds. Our Islamic Values are regularly discussed and revisited in whole school worship, classrooms and half termly themes also reinforce this message. We also do this through debate and healthy discussion within a safe learning environment where opinions are valued and challenged in a respectful and informed way. Staff have received training as part of our safeguarding duties in the recognition of children who may be vulnerable to such extremism.

See the link below for further information and resources for PREVENT

Prevent Policy

Prevent Risk Assessment.

How Parents Can Help Keep Young People Safe From Extremism – Educate Against Hate

This is an article written by Sofia Mahmood MBE – founder of Empowering Minds. Sofia discusses the impact of the growing presence of the online space and the Coronavirus pandemic in relation to young people being drawn into radicalisation.

Within this article are other useful links for parents to access to learn more about keeping their children safe online and from extremism, how to talk to a child about terrorism and what to do if you spot signs of radicalisation.