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Prevent & Safeguarding


In 2008, the then Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) launched ‘Learning Together to be Safe’ – a toolkit to help schools contribute to the prevention of violent extremism and the Government’s ‘Prevent Strategy’.

In 2011 the Government reviewed CONTEST and the Prevent Strategy in particular. The focus changed and the objectives were revised as follows:

  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat from those who promote it
  • prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address

The aim of ‘Prevent’ is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools. It is part of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST.


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All the staff at St Mary’s have received  Prevent Training. Mrs. James and Miss Winkle are also accredited Prevent trainers. They have delivered this training to staff in school and in other schools.

Any school wishing to receive training please contact 01782 235337