Prevent Strategy

Prevent Strategy

‘Prevent’ is a Government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist/extremist causes.

The Prevent Strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing and violent Islamist groups.

How does the Prevent Strategy apply to Colleges?

All Colleges (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children and vulnerable adults from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children and vulnerable adults from extremist and violent views in the same way as we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for students to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.

We encourage staff, parents and students to:

  • Be alert to any groups which target or use your community space for propaganda activities
  • Watch for any people who raise funds destined for illegal activities
  • Be aware that chatting to people you don’t know online is a common method used to radicalise young people and express extreme views
  • Respect other people’s views and learn from other people’s opinions. Extremism comes in many forms, make sure your opinions are expressed appropriately and with respect for cultural differences

Prevent Information Workshops

We hold regular information workshops for parents and carers who would like to find out more about the Prevent Strategy. Contact us to book on to the next workshop:

Want to report a concern?

Send a confidential and anonymous message to the Hugh Baird College Safeguarding Officers.

Send a report

Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
Report hate crime online at:
Report online extremism at: