**UPDATED in line with 2022 guidance** Since July 2015 all schools and early years providers have been subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counterterrorism and Security Act, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism – this is known as the Prevent Duty.
The statutory duty explains the importance of Prevent Awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas.
This 2-hour whole school session has been developed to ensure staff and volunteers have:
- A clearer understanding of their role & responsibilities towards your Prevent duty
- Recognise the latest signs and indicators of radicalisation and extremism
- Know what to do if they suspect a child has radical or extreme views, is being exploited or is at risk
- Be able to handle a disclosure effectively
- Understand the referral process for Prevent and Channel, who to contact and their role within it
It is available for onsite or virtual delivery and all attendees will receive a Participation Certificate.
The setting will receive an information booklet detailing links to all resources referred to throughout the training.
Optional extras to support compliance within Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Delegate online assessment which provides your mechanism to evidence your staff/volunteer understanding of the training content and their safeguarding responsibilities.
- Access for the current academic year to a recorded video of the training for your school key stakeholders who were unable to attend the live session or for inclusion in your new staff safeguarding induction programme.