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Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 the PRU has a statutory

duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn

into terrorism.

Our commitment to the Government’s strategy is one element within our overall

arrangements to safeguard in line with our statutory duties set out in section 175

of the Education Act 2002 and should be read in conjunction with our

Child Protection Policy, which can be found on our website. 


The Prevent Strategy aims to stop young people becoming terrorists or supporting

terrorism and ensures that they are given advice and support.

As with other forms of safeguarding strategies, early intervention is always preferable.


Details of The government’s strategy and Prevent Duty guidance can be found on their website (


There is no place for extremist views of any kind at Moorbridge, whether from internal sources – pupils, staff or governors, or external sources – the school community, external agencies or individuals. Our pupils see Moorbridge as a safe place where they can explore controversial issues safely and where our teachers encourage and facilitate this – we have a duty to ensure this happens.

What does PREVENT do?

  • We provide practical help to prevent children and adults from being drawn into terrorism and ensure people at risk are given advice and support.

  • PREVENT responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism and the threat we face from those who promote these views.

  • PREVENT works with a wide range of sectors including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health, where there are risks of radicalisation.

What to look out for

Radicalisation is the process in which a person comes to support or be involved in extremist ideologies. It can result in a person being drawn into terrorism.

The process of radicalisation may involve:

  • being groomed online or in person

  • exploitation, including sexual exploitation

  • psychological manipulation

  • exposure to violent material and other inappropriate information

  • the risk of physical harm or death through extremist acts

What are the signs of radicalisation?

If a person is being radicalised, their day-to-day behaviour may become increasingly

centred around an extremist ideology, group or cause. Some of the signs of radicalisation could be: 

  • spend increasing amounts of time talking to people with extreme views

  • changing their style of dress or personal appearance

  • losing interest in friends and activities that are not associated with the extremist ideology, group or cause

  • possessing material or symbols associated with an extreme cause

  • trying to recruit others to join the cause

I'm concerned someone is at risk of radicalisation. What should I do?

Report your concerns to the local authority that the person you're worried about lives.

NORTH TYNESIDE Front Door Service - 0345 2000 109.

Remember: PREVENT does not criminalise those who are referred. We aim to safeguard and help those at risk. 


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