PREVENT AND BRITISH VALUES
What is PREVENT and what are British Values?
In an attempt to tackle radicalisation in society, the British government is highlighting the need for people to understand fundamental British values. These values are key parts of our society and rejecting or criticizing them could be an indication that a person is becoming more extreme in their beliefs.
What responsibilities do employers have as part of the duty?
All employers are expected to support this strategy. This would require employers being vigilant to help to spot any issues; changes in attitude or behaviours, or any other concerns about a learner's health and well-being, which may lead to them being vulnerable and susceptible to radicalisation and extremism.
The fundamentals of British Values are:
- Tolerance of different cultures & religions
A tolerant society is one in which people of all different cultures, races and religions live together harmoniously. Like with mutual respect, this means that, although you may not agree with or believe in the same things as other people, this doesn’t affect your judgement of them.
This tolerance allows for diversity in communities which in turn helps to create a more open and understanding society where like minded people live and work together.
- Mutual Respect
Members of a jury are Mutual respect is to accept a person for who they are randomly chosen from the without discriminating or prejudicing against them based on Electoral register. that. This means that although people may be from different backgrounds or have different personalities, they can understand where the other comes from.
This respect can be shown in many ways in everyday life. Treating another person fairly and with common decency is normally a common way of showing respect – which could be summarised in the saying “Treat others as you would wish to be treated”.
- Individual Liberty
Individual liberty refers to the rights that people in Great Britain have which are not affected by the Government. Although the Rule of Law is important in ensuring the country is a safe, fair place to live in, the freedom for citizens to express themselves and behave in the way they choose is key to our democracy.
Democracy is the type of government that we have here in Great Britain. Members of Parliament (MPs) are elected based ON the results of voting in regional seats – the candidate with most votes wins. Democratic governments are usually considered a fair representation of society as the majority of people voted for them to be in charge.
The British democracy allows the people to have freedom of speech and intends to ensure that no person is discriminated against because of factors such as their age, race, religion or sexual orientation.
- Rule of Law
The Rule of Law is a pivotal part of ensuring that Britain’s democracy can function properly. Without specific laws related to each part of modern society, it would be very difficult to ensure that citizens follow the principles of equality and fairness that underpin democracies.
The Rule of Law is in place to protect people and their property from criminal acts but also to ensure that the government acts in the best interests of the people it represents. It is intended to be a guide as to what is acceptable and unacceptable in society.
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