Preventing Radicalisation Policy

Background 

This Preventing Radicalisation Policy is part of our commitment to keeping our pupils safe. Since the Education and Inspections Act 2006 schools have a duty to promote community cohesion. Over the last few years, global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism. 

Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised. In March 2015, new statutory duties were placed on schools by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which means they must work to prevent children being drawn into extremism. 

Safeguarding children from all risks of harm is an important part of a school’s work and protecting them from extremism is one aspect of that. 

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 pupils’ welfare. 

We have a duty to prepare our pupils 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. 

Statutory Duties 

The duty to prevent children and young people being radicalised is set out in the following documents. 

  • Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019 
  • Prevent Duty Guidance 2015 
  •  Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 

Non-statutory Guidance 

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools: DfE Departmental advice for maintained schools 2014 

Related Policies 

  • E-Safety and Internet use Policy 
  • Behaviour Policy 
  • Child Protection Policy 
  • Equality Opportunities Policy 3 
  • 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