The Prevent strategy is part of CONTEST, the Governments strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats for example; international terrorism.
The government Prevent strategy can be found at the following address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Three Key Themes
The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:
•Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
•Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities and faith establishments.
•Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities.
How you can help?
It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities. There are many ways you can help:
- You can get in touch with your local neighbourhood or Prevent team for advice and support, if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation
- You can speak to your local officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together
- You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events.
What are we doing at School?
All schools must provide a wide ranging and balanced curriculum. At The Meadows we offer children the opportunity to find out about and learn about a variety of faiths, cultures and to discuss equality issues within the are of the curriculum we call 'Culture, Community and Me'.
As examples of the way in which we present this learning to children we talk about ways to keep safe, including road safety, and e safety in classes. We offer 'Cycling Courses' to upper Key Stage 2 so that they can learn about riding their bike safely.
In assemblies and in circle time we talk about equalities problems, bullying and using our GEMs themes we talk about being kind. We use our reward systems to promote the use of 'Diamond' power to solve problems and 'Ruby 'power to be kind and encouraging to others whoever they are.
we also offer the opportunity to learn about different faiths both in classes and in our assemblies.