Prevent is part of the UK's counter terrorism strategy, aimed at preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism. Prevent is a legal duty for schools under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. As Calderdale is one of the Prevent priority areas in the country; this means that there is a real risk that people in Calderdale are vulnerable to radicalisation, extremism and terrorism from different groups.
At Withinfields, we recognise our duty to keep children safe from extremism in the same way in which we prioritise them being safeguarded in other ways. We promote British Values through our assemblies, our curriculum and additional events that we organise.
If anyone associated to our school is concerned that a child or adult in the school community may be at risk of radicalisation, they should refer concerns immediately to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Lowerson, Mrs York, Mrs Barton, Mrs Parkin). These people would then refer the matter to the Calderdale Prevent Coordinator.