Prevent Awareness Training
The Prevent Duty is now a statutory obligation for a host of specified agencies. Our aim is to ensure that your Prevent training not only fulfils your legal requirements, but that it is also meaningful and engaging.
We are passionate about Prevent and safeguarding. As former Prevent Officers we know that it is ultimately a safeguarding duty that has made a positive impact on many people's lives. Our training is unique because it is informed by our successful history of supporting vulnerable individuals and protecting communities. Where appropriate we like to share some of our experiences and case studies to bring the training to life and add context. We highlight the reality of Prevent delivery and how it works on a local, day to day level.
Our training is practical and tailored depending on the audience, organisation and location so that whatever your circumstances our training will be relevant to you.
We offer a range of training options but as a general guide our Prevent Duty training can comprehensively cover issues such as:
- CONTEST (UK Government counter terrorism strategy)
- What is Prevent?
- What is Channel?
- Key definitions
- Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
- British values
- Current threats
- Online radicalisation and social media
- Case studies
- Warning signs and vulnerabilities
- Reporting concerns
- How to embed Prevent within existing safeguarding frameworks
Under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, certain bodies (including local government, education and childcare, health and social care, criminal justice and police) must have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism."
The latest Department for Education guidance on keeping children safe in education states that protecting children from radicalisation should be seen as part of schools' and colleges' wider safeguarding responsibilities, similar to protecting them from other forms of abuse. It also stresses that as a minimum, schools should ensure that the designated safeguarding lead undertakes Prevent awareness training and is able to provide advice and support to staff on protecting children from the risk of radicalisation.
Radicalisation and extremism can be daunting and complex subjects but we will support you and empower you with the confidence to ensure that your organisation is ready for the Prevent Duty. We will help you to safeguard individuals and communities.
Contact us to book one of our sessions.