The Prevent Duty, or Prevent for short, is now a legal requirement in the UK. It is the first part in a larger government plan to try to stop extremism and terrorism, and tries to identify people who might be developing extremist values so they can be educated as to why this is not in keeping with British values.
Extremism is defined as: “Vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values ….. And calls for the death of members of our armed forces whether in this country or overseas.”
Prevent is not: • Spying on students and staff • Trying to change someone’s culture • Stopping people from having opinions • Stopping students from having discussions about criminalising people
To fulfill our legal requirements we ensure that our students, staff, host families, suppliers and group leaders exemplify British values.
• Democracy • Rule of law • Individual liberty • Mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs.
It is your duty to remind your students of British law. We will talk to the students about these in the first days of their course, especially to make sure that students realise that there can be no discrimination against anybody. All staff, including Group Leaders, have a responsibility to report any ‘extreme’ comments to senior school staff.