The definition of Radicalisation covers:
“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, whether in this country or overseas”.
Prevent Duty Statement
RIAB is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All our staff, pupils and visitors are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of human rights and British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Radicalisation is defined as the act or process of making a person more radical or favouring of extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic or social conditions, institutions or habits of the mind. Extremism is defined as the holding of extreme political or religious views.
At RIA we encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs and respect for people as described under the Protected Characteristics.
We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are bought to the attention of the pupils; reasonable steps have been taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils. We will also arrange for sessions around prevent delivered by external visitors with the view to support pupils in recognising the signs of radicalisation and how to protect themselves to vulnerabilities when using the internet.