Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Risk of Extremism

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 gives guidance to schools (known as the PREVENT guidance) on dealing with the risk of young people being drawn into extremism and terrorism. For Secondary schools the key points are as follows:

PREVENT is not just concerned with the rise of any one terrorist ideology. The guidance highlights both Islamist extremists and white supremacists and other right-wing terrorists.

As a school we have a duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Being drawn into terrorism includes not just violent extremism but also non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularise views which terrorists exploit.

Concerns may be generated through:

All staff at Redland Green School have been trained in spotting the signs of extremism and the school works closely with governmental agencies where appropriate to support students at risk.

As a parent or carer there are a few key signs that you should look out for if you have concerns that you child is at risk of extremism. These include:

To help prevent radicalisation, parents and carers are advised to:

Tower Hamlets Authority in London has published a guide to parents about radicalisation that is recommended across the country. This can be found at http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/health__social_care/children_and_family_care/keeping_children_safe.aspx