As part of Victoria Lane Academy’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, 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.
At Victoria Lane, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. Senior Leader training is scheduled for the beginning of December and whole staff training staff will complete their training before the end of December 2015.
School pamphlet on the Prevent Strategy VLA Prevent strategy
Government website – Prevent Duty for Schools.
Government’s official document – Prevent Strategy