The Prevent Duty - preventing extremism

2. Risk Assessment

Schools and childcare providers are expected to assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology. This should be based on an understanding, shared with partners, of the potential risk in the local area. 

What you need to do

Part of your assessment of risk will include a summary of the local risk within East Sussex and this will be communicated to you on an annual basis by the East Sussex Prevent Board. Keep this report with other records relating to Prevent in a safe and secure place. This report will include national and local tensions, also the types and number of young people referred across East Sussex. This will support you in identifying any emerging issues locally for your own risk assessment, which should:

  • Identify the threats in relation to the summary of local risk
  • Decide who might be harmed and how
  • Evaluate the risks and decide on precautions
  • Record your significant findings

A risk assessment template can be found in the Prevent toolkit for schools.

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