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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the responsibility of the whole community and defines it as being a meaningful neighbour, ensuring children grow and develop into responsible citizens of the future, understanding that they belong to a community and so their actions will have an impact on the community. It analyses the prevent duty guidance and its impact on practice, safeguarding our most vulnerable children. The book also analyses the different types of extremism and violence that children may be susceptible to from an early age and the importance of working together to support those children identified at risk. It demonstrates how British values in practice can be effective through the curriculum, the ethos behind those values asks practitioners to have a thorough understanding of what it means to be a competent, reflective practitioner.