Guidance

Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty

Guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.

Applies to England

Documents

The prevent duty: for schools and childcare providers

Details

This is for:

  • school leaders, school staff and governing bodies in all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools
  • owners, governors and staff in all independent schools
  • owners, managers and staff in childcare settings

This is about the ‘prevent duty’ in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

The guide ‘The use of social media for online radicalisation’ is also available to help schools.

Read further prevent duty guidance for use in England, Wales, and Scotland - including information for higher and further education institutions.

Helpline

Preventing extremism in schools and children's services

Email counter.extremism@education.gov.uk

Contact form https://report-extremi...

Telephone 020 7340 7264

You can report concerns about extremism in schools and organisations that work with children, or where you think a child is at risk of extremism.

Opening times
Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm (excluding bank holidays)

Published 1 July 2015
Last updated 17 August 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added contact details for the Department for Education's counter-extremism helpline.

  2. Added contact details for the Department for Education's counter-extremism helpline.

  3. First published.