The Prevent duty

Under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, all schools are subject to a duty to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, known as the Prevent duty, forming part of the school’s wider safeguarding obligations.

The school’s procedures for carrying out the Prevent duty, including how it will engage and implement the Channel programme, are outlined in the Prevent Duty Policy.

The Roebuck School will ensure that ALL Staff, Governors and volunteers are informed and have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, known as the ‘Prevent Duty.’

Prevent Lead

Shama Karolia (DHT & back-up DSL)

Prevent Governor Lead

Ms Tanya Honey

Prevent Curriculum Lead

Mrs Jill Alexander-Steele


At The Roebuck School, we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore the issue of diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society. Providing a safe learning environment in which children can raise controversial questions and concerns without fear of reprimand or ridicule and explore boundaries of what’s acceptable will engender an open attitude to multi cultural and race issues. Through our curriculum, values education and approach to critical thinking, we support all our children in developing respect for everyone whatever their race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, special need or disability.

"The way we educate our young people shapes the society we will live in. British schools have long been dedicated to encouraging students to think for themselves and to think about others, a blend of critical thinking and empathy that is the best inoculation against radicalism and extremism.” Russell Hobby NAHT General secretary 06/11

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