What is Prevent?
Prevent is a Government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. It is part of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy. It covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
Although extremely rare in the UK, terrorism is a danger to us all. The local communities can be threatened by a minority of people who encourage or glorify violence in the name of a political ideology or a religion. The most severe threat to the UK is currently from people returning from international war zones. Other threats include people who adopt racist or anti-religious views.
Our duty of care
Basingstoke ITEC is a Government funded organisation and have a legal duty of care to prevent young people becoming or supporting terrorists. This means we have a responsibility to protect young people from extremists or violent views. We do this by educating them to the dangers of extremism and radicalisation and promoting British values.
We want to help our learners by preventing them from being drawn into terrorism or extremist violence.
We therefore endeavour to:
- Integrate Prevent Duty in our teaching and learning
- Guide and support our learners
- Challenge extremist ideology, prejudices and racist comments
- Raise employer and stakeholder awareness
- Promote British values
As part of the Prevent Strategy we are required to promote British values – they include:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs