We also explore PREVENT; a government program which from July 2015 became law, to spot the signs of radicalization, and teach students about issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM), breast ironing, sexual harassment and exploitation, knife crime, gangs, consent, up-skirting and forced marriages. There is a heightened focus on these areas across the country, to ensure our young people are educated and kept safe.
This is a duty on all schools to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in your care, you must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views.
In school, there is a focus on building students’ resilience to radicalisation by:
- Providing a safe environment for debating controversial issues
- Helping them to understand how they can influence and participate in decision-making.
All of which fall within our citizenship/PSHE curriculum.