The Prevent Duty And Channel
The Prevent Duty aims to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British values and our academy ethos. It is designed to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
- Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
Harris Academy Orpington opposes all form of extremism. We define ‘extremism’ as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. The academy will work closely with the counter-terrorism referral programme Channel. Channel is a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. The programme aims to protect vulnerable people by:
- Identifying individuals at risk
- Assessing the nature and extent of that risk
- Developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.
The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism.
Download a parents' guide to extremism and radicalisation. The Educate Against Hate website, created by the Department for Education and the Home Office, gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice and support to help keep children safe from the dangers of extremism.