What is the Prevent strategy?

What is the Prevent Strategy?

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism.

Educate Against Hate – https://educateagainsthate.com/    

This is an important government website that provide advice and information about protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. Please note the poster in the staff corridor.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.

This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.

The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. However, it is about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect.

Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss any issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

National Police Prevent Advice Line

Call in confidence, to share your concerns with a specially trained Prevent officers.   0800 011 3764

Local Police Advice

Merseyside Police have a dedicated Prevent team who can be contacted for advice:

Telephone: 0151 777 8506  or email Prevent@merseyside.police.uk


To make a referral into the Wirral Channel panel professionals should use the Channel Panel Referral and Assessment form which can be accessed here:

Prevent Referral form

Please note that referral into the Channel Panel does not replace usual safeguarding reporting procedures which must always be used if you believe a child, young person or adult is at risk of harm, abuse or neglect.


List of Extreme and far leaning political symbols and badges

Illustrations of Far Right Numbers and Symbols

List of Extremist Stickers signs and leaflets

Digital Safety During Covid-19: Grooming and Radicalising – Prevention Awareness and Support

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