All schools are subject to the Prevent duty. There are a number of resources, workshops and training programmes available to help you understand Prevent and help your school implement it.
The Prevent duty guidance makes it clear that “frontline staff who engage with the public need to understand what radicalisation means and why people may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism as a consequence of it”.
All school staff need to be aware of what is meant by ‘extremism’, the difference between extremism and terrorism, the measures available to stop people being drawn into terrorism, and how to challenge extremist ideology.
They also need to be aware of how to access support for people who might be at risk of radicalising influences.
Remember, it’s not about the number of training courses that have been run – but whether school staff understand why it is relevant to their role and what to do if they have a concern.
- Prevent duty training
An introduction to radicalisation and how to support students who may be at risk.
- Channel Awareness training
An online course for teachers that explains the Channel programme and how Prevent works to provide a proportionate response in supporting vulnerable people who haven’t committed a crime.
- Counter-Extremism: Narratives and Conversations (London Grid for Learning
An interactive video resource which lays out the principles applying to all forms of extremism. It helps teachers counter extremist narratives and helps facilitate discussion on respect, tolerance, shared values and community cohesion.
- Prevent Toolkit for Schools
A step-by-step guide on how to implement the Prevent duty in your school. The toolkit includes ideas, resources and best practice approaches to support primary and secondary school practitioners.