Children are vulnerable to extremist ideology and radicalisation. Similar to protecting children from other forms of harms and abuse, protecting children from this risk should be a part of a schools’ or colleges’ safeguarding approach.
All schools and colleges are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the CTSA 2015) in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. The duty is known as the Prevent duty.
For further information please see our Prevent Policy.