Prevent Duty

On July 01 2015 the Prevent Duty (Section 26) of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities and schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Fountaindale School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils and staff. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability.

All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe our pupils should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need or disability. We proactively teach our pupils to respect one another, be courteous, good mannered and take pride in our school. We promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils through both our curriculum and wider curriculum.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and Child Protection we fully support the Government’s Prevent strategy.

Jan Collins is the school’s Prevent Lead

Deborah White is the Governor Prevent Lead

Prevent Strategy Including Action Plan Nov 2019