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Prevent Strategy

'Prevent' is a Government strategy designed to protect people from the threat of terrorism and about embedding British Values and strengthening standards on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students.

It is about stepping in to help vulnerable people at risk of being recruited by terrorist or extremist groups at home or abroad and safeguarding individuals and the community as a whole.

We can work together to develop resilience to extremist influences which support terrorism and together we can prevent terrorism.

We encourage staff, parents and students to:

  • Be alert to any groups which target or use your community space for propaganda activities
  • Watch for any people who raise funds destined for illegal activities
  • Be aware that chatting to people you don’t know online is a common method used to radicalise young people and express extreme views
  • Respect other people’s views and learn from other people’s opinions. Extremism comes in many forms, make sure your opinions are expressed appropriately and with respect for cultural differences

British Values

British Values are in place to safeguard everyone and to create guidelines for self-knowledge, respect, positive contribution to society, tolerance and harmony and democracy. These are the British Values:

Democracy:

  • Your opinion counts

Rule of law:

  • No one is above the law
  • Laws protect everyone
  • Innocent until proven guilty

Respect and tolerance:

  • All backgrounds and cultures
  • All ages, genders and sexualities
  • All religions and beliefs

Individual liberty:

  • Freedom of speech

Prevent Information Workshops

We hold regular information workshops for parents and carers who would like to find out more about the Prevent Strategy. Contact us to book on to the next workshop:

Want to report a concern?

Send a confidential and anonymous message to the Hugh Baird College Safeguarding Officers.

Send a report

Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
Report hate crime online at: www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force
Report online extremism at: www.direct.gov.uk/reportingonlineterrorism