Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism2018-12-07T15:28:25+00:00

If you are concerned about a child being at risk of extremism please speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team: Michelle Cattley, Suzanne Hodgkin, Helen Townsley and Kay France.

Helpline contact information
Preventing extremism in schools and children’s services helpline
Email counter.extremism@education.gov.uk
Telephone 020 7340 7264
Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).

Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind.

Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.

The Department for Education has published advice for schools on the Prevent duty. The Prevent duty requires all schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism in the exercise of their functions.

We are already responsible for keeping children safe, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and for promoting the welfare of children in our care. The Prevent duty reinforces these existing duties by spreading understanding of the risks and current good practice across the country.

Ryecroft Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. Every member of staff recognises that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society.