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Prevent and British Values

Their relevance and importance.

Prevent Strategy

As part of the UK Government’s counter-terrorism efforts to prevent radicalisation and the ideology of extremism, the Prevent Strategy was introduced in 2011. Implementing the Strategy is aimed at identifying and preventing extremist or radicalised behaviour. ‘Prevent’ covers all forms of terrorism, including far right extremism and aspects of non-violent extremism.

It is part of Mooreskills’ responsibility to protect Learners from harm; the Prevent Strategy acts as another form of this protection. We are committed to training staff to recognise signs of radicalisation to protect potentially vulnerable Learners.

The UK Government’s Prevent strategy aims to:

  • Respond to challenges imposed by terrorism and extremism, including the threat from individuals and groups who promote extremist views
  • Offer practical support and advice to prevent Mooreskills Learners from being influenced by extremist views
  • Support combined work with partners, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, health and others, where there are risks of radicalisation

The United Kingdom is facing a range of terrorist threats: terrorist organisations who pose a threat to the UK pursue radicalisation and recruitment of people to their cause. Ultimately, Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

British Values

As part of the Prevent strategy, at Mooreskills we promote four fundamental values that reflect modern Britain today.

  1. Democracy- A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  2. Rule of Law- The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live, learn and work.
  3. Respect and Tolerance- Understanding that we don’t all  share the same beliefs and values. Respecting the values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own on others.
  4. Individual Liberty- Protection of your rights and the right of others you work with.

Mooreskills values the ethnic differences and backgrounds of all its learners; we believe cultural differences should be celebrated, while also valuing being part of Britain. The Government outlines that British Values must be promoted in learning environments, which covers: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. We enforce tolerance and respect in all areas of what we do, in respect of SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) development, and support learners in exploring controversial issues in a safe learning environment.

Reporting a concern

At Mooreskills we have a duty to safeguard all of our learners. As a team we are aware of the dangers and have undergone training to recognise potential signs of radicalisation to help protect them.

However, if you have any concerns then please let us know. Police advice is: ‘If you suspect it – report it’. Please report concerns via our online form or speak to a member of the team. Alternatively you can contact your local police force directly by ringing the police non-emergency number on 101.