Nationally and locally young people are being recruited into groups promoting hatred, discrimination and sometimes violence against those who do not share their beliefs.
All schools and colleges have a role in preventing this from happening, and are part of the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy, as follows:
All schools are responsible for the Prevent strand of CONTEST.
Under the Counter Terrorism Bill 2015, Castle Rock High School has a duty to:
- Assess risk to our students based on the potential risk in the area
- Have clear protocols around visiting speakers
- Provide training to staff to identify young people at risk, to challenge extremist ideas, to know how to refer
- Prevent students having access to extremist ideas on-line.
Staff are made aware of the dimensions of risk:
- Engagement – Admission of interest, sympathy to extremist ideology
- Intent – Indication that someone is ready to use violence to promote their views
- Capability – Requires skills, resources and networks to be successful.
Actions where there are concerns with a child.