Teachers' fears over Prevent anti-terror programme

Some teachers in England have expressed concern about a law requiring them to report pupils who show signs of being drawn into violent extremism.

 

Two years ago, schools were required to join the fight against radicalisation under the so-called Prevent duty.

 

The first detailed report into the response of teachers and college staff found concerns about increased stigmatisation of Muslim students.

 

But teachers are more confident about reporting cases to the authorities.

 

The Prevent programme was criticised by some in the wake of the recent London Bridge attack.

 

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