The Prevent duty (Section 26) of The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force on 1st July 2015. This duty places the responsibility on schools to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection we fully support the government’s Prevent Strategy. Writtle Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multicultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need or disability.

Key contacts

The Executive Headteacher, Mr. Nick Taylor, is Writtle Infant School’s Prevent Lead.