Prevent resources

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.

  • 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

A downloadable booklet for school leaders about how to safeguard against extremism in your school, produced by Educate Against Hate.

This statutory guidance from the Department for Education should be read and followed by governing bodies of maintained schools and colleges, proprietors of independent schools (including academies and non-maintained special schools) and the management committees of pupil referral units. Schools and colleges must have regard to this guidance when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It includes specific reference to preventing radicalisation on page 82 and advice on online safety at Annex C.

A downloadable booklet for teachers about how to increase your pupils’ resilience to extremism, produced by Educate Against Hate.

An interactive resource designed for Further Education students to build resilience to radicalisation. The resource consists of four separate e-learning modules focused on the themes of extremism, radicalisation and British values. The four modules are made up of a mixture of narrative videos, interactive quizzes and e-learning content. There are also video interviews with talking heads and FE students and animations. This is accompanied by a facilitator pack for staff, featuring lesson plans and activities related to the modules. Participants need to sign up and login to access resources so progress can be tracked.