Guidance and associated tool to support the development of community cohesion and prevent extremism in schools and other educational settings in Wales.
Further to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which includes a new duty on schools and colleges to “have due regard, in the exercise of their functions, to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, the UK Government published the Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales for specified public bodies, including education providers. In addition, the UK Government’s Department for Education published The Prevent Duty: advice for schools and childcare providers
To align with this, Welsh Government officials have updated the guidance document Respect and resilience which was originally published in 2011.
The updated publication consists of supplementary guidance, plus a self-assessment tool which will ensure that schools in Wales are able to meet the legal requirements of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The guidance is non-age specific, covering the Foundation Phase, primary and secondary stages and provides clear, practical advice.