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A Guide to PREVENTing Extremism and Radicalisation

Should I be worried?

 

Incidents of extremism and radicalisation are rare, but it is important to be aware about what can be done if you have concerns. As with all safeguarding issues, it is important to be vigilant and not complacent, but also not to panic. This will give you the information you need to make an informed decision and help to safeguard your child.

 

What is extremism and radicalisation?

 

Prevent defines extremism as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces” Radicalisation is defined by the UK Government within this context, as “the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.”

 

At Newtown, we help all our children to recognise the wonderfully diverse world that
we live in and to celebrate the similarities and differences between individuals, cultures and communities. Exploring religious and different social beliefs, in a peaceful and non-violent way, is part of growing up and should not be confused with something more sinister. The best way to PREVENT extremism and radicalisation is by open discussion and increased understanding of each other.

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