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Prevent Awareness for Schools and Colleges (INSET - CPD Certified)

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Prevent Awareness for Schools and Colleges

This course is for school and college staff and is aimed to help give them an awareness and understanding of the UK government 'Prevent Duty' that is placed upon their Educational Organisation for them to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into extremism. Certificate of attendance issued.

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Who is this course for?

In line with UK government requirements for schools to help prevent young people being drawn into extremism and radicalisation, Prevent awareness training is required for all school and college staff, including but not limited to teaching and support staff, office staff, everyone who works or volunteers at a school or college. This is also useful for those who are involved in the recruitment of educational staff and volunteers, plus international schools and colleges who would like to follow the UK framework.
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Course aims

Understand the Prevent duty and the school’s responsibilities
Understand the risks and threats both nationally and locally

Develop judgement skills in relation to those who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
Develop an understanding of the ‘grey areas’

Gain an awareness of Prevent priorities and actions needed
Develop ideas for prevention of radicalisation and extremism within school and college

Course benefits and learning outcomes

Understand the duties within the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015
Gain knowledge of extremism in the UK context
Identify vulnerable pupils/students

Understand risk assessment and management in this context
Be able to incorporate Prevent into existing safeguarding activities

Write or revise school policies to incorporate Prevent
Describe how the school is safeguarding children in the Prevent context

Develop aspects of an implementation plan for the school

Course outline

Aims and learning outcomes
Background, scale of the issue, CONTEST, Prevent


Prevent objectives

The Prevent duty for schools and colleges:

  • Risk assessment
  • Working in partnership
  • Staff training
  • IT policies
  • Building children’s resilience to radicalisation

Fundamental British values

Prevent duty as part of school safeguarding

Prevent duty in policies

What are the risks and threats?

Who is at risk?

What am I looking out for?

How do I report?

Channel, referrals, support, people unsuitable for Channel

What can we do?

Planning within school

Department for Education (DFE) helpline


For your next INSET:
Please call 01992 787242 or email

Background information

What is the Prevent Duty?

Released by the Government in March 2015, legal duty from 1st July 2015

Statutory duty under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015

The Prevent duty places a duty on schools, early years providers, further and higher education providers as well as other agencies to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

Four key areas:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Working in Partnership
  • Staff Training
  • IT Policies

Focus: building children’s resilience to radicalisation

Staff training is statutory for all staff, like safeguarding training

“Workshop to Raise Awareness around Prevent” (WRAP) is Home Office developed and approved training

July 2015: further guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to help clarify the role of schools under the Prevent duty.  It complements statutory guidance and explains:

  • what the prevent duty means for schools and childcare providers
  • how to help protect children from the risk of radicalisation
  • demonstrating compliance with the duty
  • where to get information, advice and support

Other points

Prevent duty should not be ‘burdensome': existing safeguarding procedures should be used because extremism and radicalisation are safeguarding concerns (DfE).

Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) will eventually include radicalisation and extremism in threshold documents.

No requirement for schools to ‘carry out unnecessary intrusion into family life’ and schools are encouraged to act ‘proportionately’

Parents retain right to withdraw children from RE teaching but schools have duty to ensure children understand UK religious and ethnic diversity.

“There is no single way of identifying who is likely to be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. Factors that may have a bearing on someone becoming vulnerable may include: peer pressure, influence from other people or via the internet, bullying, crime against them or their involvement in crime, anti social behaviour, family tensions, race/hate crime, lack of self esteem or identity and personal or political grievances.” (HM Government 2015)

For school staff:

  • Eternal vigilance
  • Know the safeguarding policy
  • Receiving relevant training
  • Knowing they can and must report

The duty should be read in conjunction with current inspection standards

If you have a concern:

  • Identify (concern / individual)
  • Inform (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Refer (DSL will refer outside school)


  • The Prevent Duty: Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (July 2015)
  • How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq (Home Office/DfE July 2015)
  • Prevent duty guidance for England and Wales (2015)
  • Channel Duty Guidance: Protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism (HM Government 2015)

Aims and objectives

The Prevent duty places a duty on schools, early years providers, further and higher education providers as well as other agencies to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

This course is for school and college staff and is aimed to help give them an awareness and understanding of the UK government 'Prevent Duty' that is placed upon their Educational Organisation for the to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”

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