All children and young people have a fundamental right to be protected from harm.

All children and young people have a right to expect schools to provide a safe and secure environment.

All professionals that work with children, including teachers and other school staff, has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

Children are best protected by professionals who are clear about what is required of them individually, and collectively

As part of Gorsefield’s commitment to safeguarding and child protection, we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy, and take guidance from Teaching Approaches to help build resilience to extremism.

What is the Prevent Strategy?

The Prevent strategy is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It:

  • responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health)
Click here ​for the Department for Education’s Prevent duty Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers.

For more information please visit these websites:

Educate Against Hate website click here.​

Prevent for Schools website click here.​

Further useful information