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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Prevent Duty

The Prevent duty


We are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the CTSA 2015), in the exercise of our functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.


We see The Prevent duty as part of our wider safeguarding obligation. Our DSL and deputies and other senior leaders are familiar with the revised Prevent duty guidance: for England and Wales, especially paragraphs 57-76.


As a college/sixth form we will follow the additional guidance: Prevent duty guidance: for further education institutions in England and Wales that applies to colleges.


We will follow the published advice for schools on the Prevent duty.




Channel is voluntary, as a confidential support programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. We will refer to the relevant Channel programme if we are concerned that an individual might be vulnerable to radicalisation. We will always seek the individual’s consent to do so. We will attend and engage with the Channel panel to assist in any assessment.


We will follow the Channel guidance.  

At Our Lady and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, we protect the children in our care by being alert to any reason for concern in the child's life at home or elsewhere.


We promote British values and embed this throughout our curriculum, focusing on Mutual Respect, Tolerance, Democracy. Liberty and the Rule of Law.


If you are worried about an organisation or suspect extremism-helpline: 0800 789321