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Prevent Duty

Eastgate is committed to providing a secure environment for pupils, where children feel safe and are kept safe. All adults in our school recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not.

The aim of the PREVENT Duty is to identify individuals at risk of being drawn into extremism, assess the nature and extent of that risk and develop the most appropriate support for the individuals concerned.

Preventing radicalisation in Norfolk

Prevent is a part of The UK's Contest counter-terrorism strategy.

The aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It also extends to supporting the rehabilitation and disengagement of those already involved in terrorism.

In Norfolk, authorities and communities are working together through the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk.

What is radicalisation?

Radicalisation is when a person starts to believe in and support extremist ideas. Sometimes someone takes advantage of vulnerabilities that could make young people or adults susceptible to extremist ideas. It's also possible for people to ‘self-radicalise’ for example by watching extremist content online. Anyone can be vulnerable to extremist messages. That’s why it’s important for communities to be aware.

We want to:

  • Tackle the ideological causes of terrorism
  • Intervene early to support people susceptible to radicalisation
  • Enable people who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate all forms of terrorism
  • More information about radicalisation is available at: Action Counters Terrorism – Act Early

Prevent team in Norfolk

The Prevent strategy includes four strands, known as the Contest framework:

  • Prevent: To stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • Pursue: To stop terrorist attacks
  • Protect: To strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
  • Prepare: To mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack

Need advice or support?

NSPCC Radicalisation

If it’s not an emergency, please get in touch by emailing: We’re here to support you.

You can also contact the Norfolk Police Prevent team on 01953 423905 or 01953 423896.


Eastgate Prevent Action Plan


What This Means



By Whom

Risk Assessment


Assess the risk of children

being drawn into terrorism or extremism




The school has identified a

Prevent Lead.

All staff know who the Prevent Lead is and that this person acts as a source of advice and support.

All Staff


Our DSL team act as Prevent Leads also and are identified on our Safeguarding information posters and Safeguarding policy

Designated Safeguardin g Leads (DSL’s)

Staff can demonstrate a general understanding of the risks affecting children and young people

All Staff have read up to date version of “Keeping

Children Safe in Education” Part 1.

The Prevent Lead has informed staff of their duties as set out in ‘The Prevent Duty’. 

All staff receive annual in house Safeguarding training to ensure staff are aware of revised guidelines and recommendations



All Staff

Staff can identify individual children who may be at risk of radicalisation and how to support them

All staff have completed Channel online training which informs staff about signs and indicators of radicalisation annually

All Staff

There is a clear procedure in place for protecting children at risk of radicalisation.

All staff have read the Safeguarding Policy which includes a statement regarding the school’s “Prevent” duty.

All staff understand how to record and report concerns regarding risk of radicalisation

All Staff

The School

will prohibit extremist speakers and events in the school

The school exercises “due diligence” in relation to requests from external speakers and organisations booking to use school premises.

Request an outline of what the speaker intends to cover

Research the person, organisation to establish whether they have demonstrated extreme views/actions

Deny permission for people/organisations to use school premises if they have links to extreme groups or movements

Provide justification for their decisions in writing


Working in Partnership


The school is using existing local partnership


s in

exercising its Prevent duty.

Staff record and report concerns in line with existing policies and procedures. The Prevent Lead makes appropriate referrals to other agencies as necessary.

All staff record and report concerns following normal concern logging procedures.


Record of referrals are stored electronically on the child’s record and followed up appropriately.

All staff




Staff training

Equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn in to terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.

Assess the training needs of staff in light of the school’s assessment of the risk to pupils at the school of being drawn into terrorism.

Ensure the designated Prevent Leads are able to provide advice and support to other members of staff on protecting children from the risk of radicalisation.

All staff attend in-school Safeguarding training which will include understanding of the Prevent duty. This includes Channel Prevent training.

The governing body complete safeguarding training.



SLT and DSL’s

IT/Computing Policies

Ensure that children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in schools.

The school has policies in place which make reference to the “Prevent Duty”.

Safeguarding Policy


SLT and Online Safety Lead

Children are taught about on-line safety with specific reference to the risk of radicalisation.

Online Safety work in class as part of the curriculum

Fulfil the

“Keeping Children Safe in Education” requirement to ensure appropriate internet filters and monitoring systems are in place.

Filters are in place and monitoring is completed appropriately


Building Children’s Resilience to Radicalisation and/or Extremism

Ensure that children have a “safe environment ” in which to discuss “controversia l issues”.

Children develop “the

knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society”.

A safe learning environment is created across the school, behaviours which harm the ability of different individuals and groups to work together are challenged.

Through RSHE, and other curriculum activities, pupils are able to explore political, religious and social issues

Pupils are taught about the diverse national, regional and ethnic identities in the UK and the need for mutual respect.

Relevant staff are aware of the government guidance: ce-on-promoting-british-values-in-schoolspublished



SLT Class teachers