Prevent Strategy

Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (including primary schools), in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This guidance is issued under section 29 of the Act.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance/revised-prevent-duty-guidance-for-england-and-wales

The 2011 Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:

  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
  • prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.

The Priory Primary School has assessed the risk of our pupils being drawn into terrorism, including far-right extremist views. A copy of our risk assessment is available on request.

Radicalisation – sharing your concerns

If you believe someone is at risk of radicalisation you can help them obtain support and prevent them becoming involved in terrorism by raising your concerns with Mr Ruffle who can make a referral to:

The safeguarding referral unit of the police sru@dorset.pnn.police.uk 01202 222229

For discussions about appropriate referrals you can also talk to the SafeSchools and Communities Team ssct@dorset.pnn.police.uk 01202 222844

You can also take direct action:

  • Report any concerns to the BCP First Response Team or for immediate response call the Anti Terror hotline on 0800 789 321
  • If you have concerns about pupils travelling to a conflict zone seek Home Office guidance and refer to First Response if still concerned.