A mother was shocked to receive an email from her two-year-old’s nursery informing her about what they were doing to comply with the government’s anti-terrorism PREVENT strategy.
Just had an Email from my 2 year-old’s nursery about how they are ‘promoting British values’ to comply with Prevent. That’s it – I’m done.
— Alison Phipps (@alisonphipps) October 28, 2015
Dr Phipps was also disturbed to discover that — in order to comply with Ofsted requirements to actively promote British values — the nursery was currently carrying out a “risk assessment on the potential for radicalisation” of the children.
So here, for your enjoyment, is Dr Phipps’ epic reply to the email:
— Alison Phipps (@alisonphipps) October 29, 2015
It should be pointed out however, that this is not the fault of the nursery.
The government has introduced strict rules to “education and childcare authorities” on their need to comply with the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and promote “British values”.
Here’s an extract from the government guidelines to schools and nurseries:
Specified authorities are expected to assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology.
Very reassuring to see our government’s doing so much to protect us from attacks by two-year olds.