Preventing Radicalisation Policy

The Counter Terrorism & Security Act (2015) & the revised Prevent duty guidance updated on 1.4.2021 outlines the responsibility of the school in relation to the Prevent strategy.

The Link School is committed to providing a secure environment for all of our learners, staff and stakeholders. There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school.

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism.

Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism using early engagement to encourage and support individuals to challenge ideologies and behaviours.

The Prevent strategy

  • Responds to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
  • Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address

The strategy covers all forms of terrorism, including far right extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism.

The Counter Terrorism & Security Act (2015):

This Act places a duty on specified authorities including schools, Further and Higher Education, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism otherwise called ‘the Prevent duty’.

Ethos

At The Link School we ensure that through our school vision, values, relationships and small group teaching we promote tolerance and respect for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. The Management Committee also ensures that this ethos is reflected and implemented effectively through School policy and practice and that there is an effective suite of safeguarding policies in place to safeguard and promote learners’ welfare.

We have a duty to prepare our learners for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Everyone at the Link School has the right to learn and work in safety. We do not tolerate bullying of any kind and will challenge derogatory language and behaviour towards others.

Related Policies

  • Online Safety Policy
  • Remote learning Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Equality Opportunities Policy
  • Staff Handbook
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Whistle-blowing Policy

This policy also recognises our Statement of British Values.


You can read our full Preventing Radicalisation Policy by downloading the PDF below

 Preventing Radicalisation Policy – PDF

 

Contact

Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk