The Prevent Duty


The Prevent Duty is a government strategy that relates to counter terrorism and seeks to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism both in the UK and overseas. It is the preventative strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy and seeks to recognise, intervene in and stop radicalisation.

Please follow the link to read more about the Prevent Duty and about what schools must do.

The Prevent Duty

What schools and parents can do:

  • be vigilant about the type of content your child engages in online.
  • take notice if they become withdrawn or their behaviour changes for no obvious reason.
  • be aware  of any changes to their language or the type of comments your child may make such as racist or homophonic hate speech.
  • be aware of changes in mood such as displaying more aggressive language or actions.
  • be aware of changes in friendship groups.

These behaviours are not just associated with extremist behaviour, there are  many other reasons why your child may be  acting differently. The best thing to do is to talk to someone about the things you have noticed or are concerned about. You can speak to a member of the safeguarding team to share your concerns and they will be able to offer further support or advice.