As part of Bretherton Endowed Cof E Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy.
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At Bretherton, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can find out more about our work on British Values on our website.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All our staff have received WRAP training sessions originated from Lancashire Police on what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school. Senior Leaders have also completed training on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)
If you would like to know more, you can access parents information from here.
Our parent PREVENT Leaflet is added to files on this page.
School staff are trained in PREVENT strategies annually and Governors are informed of any updates or development annually.
We have an ongoing Prevent action plan that can be discussed with the Head Teacher if you would like to know more.