Prevent Strategy (Safeguarding children from radicalisation and extremism)

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

Since July 2015, all schools and nurseries have had a statutory duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means that we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views in the same way that we protect them from other dangers, such as strangers or playing near roads
Most importantly, at Footsteps Daycare we provide a safe place for children to talk about issues and teach them how to protect themselves.

Prevention in Practice
In practice many of the things we already do at Footsteps Daycare help our children to become positive, happy members of society with a strong sense of identity and belonging. These things also contribute to the Prevent strategy.

These include:
• exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity;
• challenging prejudiced viewpoints and racist comments;
• developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity;
• promoting British values, such as democrat, the rule of law and tolerance of individual faiths and beliefs;
• Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our children.

If concerns are raised the Designated Safeguarding Lead within the nursery should be informed for measures to be undertaken.

For more advice and guidance contact;
• Counter.extremism@education.gsi.gov.uk
• 020 7340 7264 – helpline of department of education