Enacting the Prevent Duty in Primary Schools

Giuditta Fontana, Megan Ann Armstrong, Raquel da Silva Da Silva

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This chapter examines the enactment of the Prevent Duty in primary schools since its introduction in July 2015, with a focus on its broad implementation, the raising of Prevent-related concerns, and the embedding of Prevent into fundamental British values (FBVs). Our findings illustrate how this policy enactment responds to a context determined by the idiosyncrasies of the primary school setting, of the wider community, and of the political and strategic environment. We find that primary school educators display a positive acceptance of the Prevent Duty, largely motivated by its incorporation in a wider professional culture of safeguarding and that, with rare exceptions, they are supportive of embedding Prevent in the teaching of FBVs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Prevent Duty in Education
EditorsJoel Busher, Lee Jerome
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages116
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-45559-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2020


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