Prevent training for schools

Here are the key resources, workshops and training programmes to help you understand Prevent and how to keep your students safe from extremism and radicalisation.

It’s important you understand Prevent and the role you play in helping your school meet its Prevent duty. There is a variety of training available. Whatever option you choose, the key thing is that all staff know what to do if they have a concern.

  • The Prevent training catalogue
    Information on a range of training resources to help you effectively implement the Prevent duty in your school.
  • Prevent e-Learning training package
    An introduction to radicalisation and how to support students who may be at risk.
  • Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
    A workshop with video content that explains Prevent, the radicalisation process, how to identify at-risk students, how to raise concerns and what an appropriate response looks like. Local Prevent partners may be able to help you organise a workshop if you want personalised WRAP training. Contact your local authority for advice.
  • Channel General 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 for Further Education and Training
    Guidance, sample risk assessments, policies and procedures for people working in colleges and universities, along with resources and links to videos and other relevant websites.

Resources

Guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism. This non-statutory advice from the Department for Education has been produced to explain what the Prevent duty means for schools and childcare providers; make clear what schools and childcare providers should do to demonstrate compliance with the duty; and inform schools and childcare providers about other sources of information, advice and support.

Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. This guidance helps schools to develop an awareness and understanding of the risk of radicalisation and take steps to appropriately report and manage those risks in line with the law.

A step-by-step guide on how to implement the Prevent duty in your school, from the London Borough of Ealing. This toolkit includes ideas, resources and best practice approaches to support primary and secondary school practitioners to understand the principles of the Prevent strategy and implement the Prevent duty as part of a whole school approach. Curriculum mapping and risk assessment templates are also available.

A Government e-Learning package designed to help implement the Prevent duty. It offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. The training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far-right and Islamist extremism threatening the UK. The e-learning resource takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and involves an interactive mix of video and screen based exercises. Progress can be saved to completed at a later date and there are options for both sound and subtitles.