As part of the Prevent duty recently introduced by the Government, Stephenson College recognises that is has to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and protect children and young adults from the risk of radicalisation.

Radicalisation is defined as ‘a grooming process or exploitation phase of recruitment to a particular cause or ideology’, and as a college we are committed to protecting our students from this. We have a referral system in place for the Channel programme which aims to provide support to individuals at risk of being drawn into violent extremism. It works as a collaboration between local authorities, the police, Stephenson College and the local community.

We are also active in encouraging British Values within the College. These include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs. If you are worried about radicalisation or extremism either for yourself or others, you can talk to someone on 01530 836 136.