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Radicalisation & extremism

Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation

Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE, 2023) states that protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ wider safeguarding duties and is similar in nature to protecting children from other forms of harm and abuse.


All staff have completed face-to-face and on-line training in radicalisation and extremism. Furthermore, safeguarding leads have completed enhanced training in this area and are trained in making a Prevent referral.


St John Fisher have an obligation to the ‘Prevent Duty’ which is a duty under the Counter- Terrorism and security Act 2015 which allows staff to exercise their ability to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’


Channel is a voluntary, confidential support programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being susceptible to being drawn into terrorism.


Statutory guidance on Channel can be found on the following link Channel guidance:

Channel and Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) guidance - GOV.UK (


The website “educate against hate” has been developed by the Department for Education and the Home Office as part of the drive against extremism. The anti-radicalisation website provides “practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism”, with information from the government and groups such as the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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