The Prevent Duty - preventing extremism


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

6. British values

The government has set out the need for ‘British values’ to help everyone live in safe and welcoming communities where they feel they belong. The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values. These British values are defined as:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty and mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

You can find guidance on promoting British values in schools at GOV.UK.

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