Safeguarding children from extremism
From 1st July 2015 all schools have had a due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and or violent extremism; this duty is known as the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is one element of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy.
The Prevent Strategy aims to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Institutions including schools and academies have a statutory duty to address the risk of any form of radicalisation and extremism.
Riddings Junior School staff and the Governors have completed Prevent Training and/or WRAP (Working to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training during this academic year. All staff are confident about the referral process in the school if they suspect a child is being radicalised or drawn into any extremist behaviour.
Our curriculum ensures our children have the opportunity to explore and discuss many challenges the world faces, including radicalisation and extremism. At Riddings Junior we encourage our students to think carefully and explore ideas in a safe environment. We encourage our children to develop the skills, confidence and understanding to develop self-esteem and make a full and active contribution to society.
Tackling online extremism
The internet and social media provide opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.
Communities have an important part to play and can anonymously report illegal extremist information, whatever its source, pictures or videos you have found on the internet.
If you would like to report extremist content you’ve seen online you can do so by clicking the button on the right.
If you would like to discuss how to keep you child safe from extremism or would like any support, please contact Mr Cates.