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If you have any Prevent concerns regarding a child at Longcot and Fernham CE School, please speak with our named Prevent Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Clare Silvester  


How does the Prevent strategy apply to us at LAF?

All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we all have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from other forms of harm. The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. However, it is about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect. These are two of our British Values that our school community at LAF lives by. 


Prevent is about having a duty of care and identify worrying behaviour and know how to refer those children who may be at risk of radicalisation for appropriate support.


At Longcot and Fernham CE School, we promise to:

  • Ensure our classrooms remain a safe space where pupils can discuss ideas and controversial issues freely and openly
  • Promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs    

This is an important government website that provides advice and information about protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.