Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism
At St Oswald’s Catholic Primary school we believe it is important to celebrate the diverse and multicultural communities within which we live. As part of our curriculum we provide a safe, accepting learning environment where children can ask open questions about a range of challenging issues and develop a greater understanding and acceptance of different beliefs and cultures.
As part of our ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy. This strategy is designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.
From July 2015 all schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act places a duty on schools 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. This means schools have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views, in the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Providing our pupils with a safe environment enables them to talk about these issues so that they better understand how to protect themselves. This is delivered at an age appropriate level and reflects the promotion of British values: democracy, the rule of law, Individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
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