Prevent Duty for Schools


Pathfield School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We see protecting our children from the risk of radicalisation as part of our wider safeguarding duties, and we therefore fully support the Government’s Prevent Strategy.

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent Duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We therefore confirm that all staff at Pathfield will receive training on the Prevent Duty for Schools.

Please follow the link to see the Government Prevent guidance.

Please follow the link to view a factsheet all about Prevent, with key information and contacts.

For information on practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation please visit Educate Against Hate website.