Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or socal conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.
Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.
The Department for Education has published advice for schools on the Prevent duty. The Prevent duty requires all schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism in the exercise of their functions.
We are already responsible for keeping children safe, including the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and for prolonging the welfare of children in our care. The Prevent duty reinforces these existing duties by speading understanding of the risks and current good practice across the country.
Paddock Junior, Infant and Nursery School is fully committed to safeguarding and prolonging the welfare of all its pupils. Every member of staff recognises that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is not different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today's society.
Let's talk about it - What is Prevent?
What is Let's Talk About It? Let's Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Educate Against Hate
This website gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Our children have worked really hard this morning exploring the history and the untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform and peace movements. They were inspired through images and stories; posing questions about equality, diversity, cohesion, peace and non-violence. Well done Year 6!