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Holly Trees Primary School

Vaughan Williams Way, Brentwood, CM14 5RY, 01277 212296


All schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.

Even very young children may be vulnerable to radicalisation by others, whether in the family or outside, and display concerning behaviour. The Prevent duty does not require teachers or childcare providers to carry out unnecessary intrusion into family life but as with any other safeguarding risk, they must take action when they observe behaviour of concern.

Staff and Governors at Holly Trees receive regular training on how to spot potential signs of radicalisation and on how to report concerns.

Concerns around radicalisation are initially treated as a safeguarding concern, however, the website link below, from the ‘Educate Against Hate’ website, gives more information on how to act on specific concerns.


What should I do if I have a concern about a child? - Educate Against Hate