Prevent duty

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By One Education
on 13 July, 2015

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The new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on all schools “to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

With effect from 1st July 2015, it seeks to address the increasing risk of young people being radicalised. In response, the DfE have issued non statutory guidance covering four main themes: risk assessment, working in partnership, staff training, and IT policies.

The guidance also reiterates the role of schools to build children’s resilience to radicalisation by teaching fundamental British values.

The DfE have also issued a briefing note on how social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq and advice on promoting British values can be found here.

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