Guidance for schools – London Bridge terror attack

02 Dec 2019

2 December 2019 - update from Ealing Prevent team

As you may be aware, on Friday 29 November 2019, there was an incident which took place on London Bridge.

Students in school may talk about the incident, and so it might be useful to have these discussions within the classroom, in order to create a safe space where they can feel reassured and facts of the incident can be clarified. There have been a number of fake reporting circulating on social media about the political reaction/background of the attack. You may wish to view the Met Police statement to gain factual information on the incident, which I have attached (downloads below).

I have attached guidance from the PHSE Association, on how to discuss a terrorist attack. You will find one is aimed at primary schools and the other for secondary schools (downloads below). We always advise to be mindful when discussing such events, specifically for students who may find this topic upsetting or distressing.

Finally, some of you may be concerned around taking children on trips. Counter-Terrorism Police have further information on this, which can be found via this link:

Contact us

As always, if you require further guidance, please do not hesitate tocontact Anisa Syed, Prevent education officer (details below) or anyone else in the team.

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This item was distributed through Ealing school safe scheme on Monday 2 December.

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