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Prevent (Extremism and Radicalisation)

Prevent Duty

 

 

The Prevent Duty

Not all activists become extremists

but all extremists were once activists.

Prevent works at the pre-criminal stage and is an initiative design to ‘prevent’ individuals becoming extremists.

Possible reasons for radicalised behaviour

Emotional Issues include:

External Issues include:

Identity

Drug/alcohol abuse

Personal Crisis

Isolation

Loss/bereavement

Lack of theological resilience

Extremist material

Internet

Media bias

Ideology

Peer pressure

Group Identity

Foreign Policy

Religion

Social Media

Signs of radicalisation

Emotional

Verbal

Physical/Circumstantial

Short tempered

Angry

New found arrogance

Withdrawn

depressed

Fixated on subject

Closed to new ideas

Change in language or use of words

Asking inappropriate questions

‘scripted’ speech

Tattoos

Use of internet

Change in routine

New circle of friends

Absent

Change in appearance – hair, clothing

Actions to be carried out in school

  1. NOTICE the concern
  2. CHECK with others; have they noticed anything
  3. SHARE the concern

A member of the Senior Leadership Team will then refer the concern through an Early Help Form, this goes to the Channel Panel who decide on any further action. Channel help young people to see the full picture.