Simon Hayes comments on Education Secretary’s guidance on radicalisation risks

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Simon Hayes comments on Education Secretary’s guidance on radicalisation risks

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Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire said: “Preventing and tackling extremism is a responsibility we all share; there is no doubt this is an increasingly and highly sensitive topic, but we must not shy away from it.

“I therefore welcome the announcement today that the Education Secretary is to provide guidance to all schools on how to identify those risks.

“In addition, it is particularly important that all those with a statutory responsibility understand and accept the safeguarding role and opportunity that exists to protect young people in particular. Equally, I feel families also have a special role to play in protecting young people from abuse and exploitation in partnership with all agencies involved in delivering the PREVENT strategy.

“Furthermore, I would urge anyone who has doubts or suspicions about someone they know or come into contact with who might be showing signs of supporting extremism or becoming radicalised, to contact their local PREVENT officer without delay.”

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