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Safeguarding - Recent Terror Attacks

Published
19.03.2019

The recent attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand and in the Dutch city of Utrecht are likely to be discussed by students and teachers in schools across the UK and beyond.

It can be difficult to ensure these conversations are conducted in a calm, thoughtful and rational way, but we must try. Talking about subjects such as terrorism can ignite wider discussions about politics, history or prejudice, which are so important in helping young people understand the world around them.

Schools need to provide a safe space where terrorism is discussed openly, so that students can understand what it means and develop the knowledge required to challenge inaccuracies.  Please see the attached letter from Tim Browne, Gloucestershire’s Director of Education, for information as to how to approach the topic of terrorism with pupils and suggested resources. 

Letter from Tim Browne

Letter from National Policing Lead for Hate Crime

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