Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation Policy

All schools need to be committed to providing a secure environment for pupils, where all children both feel and are kept safe. All adults working in schools have to recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, irrespective of the role they undertake or whether they have direct contact with or responsibility for children & young people.

This advice & guidance will need to be applied within the context of each school’s existing arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in line with the statutory duties set out in sections 157 and 175 of the Education Act 2002.

The school’s Safeguarding Policy will need to draw upon:

  • Guidancefrom the ‘Blackburn with Darwen LSCB Procedures’ – Updated May 2015
  • The Prevent duty. Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers – DfE Advice June 2015
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education. Statutory guidance for schools and colleges – DfE Guidance July 2015
  • DCSF resources:
    • Learning Together to beSafe
    • TacklingExtremism in theUK
  • Teaching approaches that help build resilience to extremism among young people – DfE Research Report 119 published in May 2010