What is Prevent?
Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is part of the government’s counter terrorism strategy.
What is terrorism?
Terrorism is the unlawful use of violence or a threat of violence to support a belief or ideology.
What is extremism?
Extremism is the use of extreme behaviour to support a belief or ideology. Not all extremism is harmful or criminal, but sometimes those who behave in an extreme way can go on to become terrorists.
We aim to safeguard all members of our community and share information with the relevant people so that support can be sought when necessary. We want all members of our community to feel empowered to play their part in preventing radicalisation, and for them to know what to do should they suspect somebody is vulnerable to radicalisation.
If you are concerned speak to a member of the safeguarding team staff immediately. Do not keep it to yourself, even if you only suspect that somebody may be vulnerable to radicalisation.
What to do if you see extremist material online
The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and extremism. Visit www.direct.gov.uk/reportingonlineterrorism which is a dedicated web page where you can report online content you think might be illegal or which you find offensive.
The site linked below offers practical advice and information to parents and others at to how protect children from extremism and radicalisation.