Offer to schools, colleges and childcare providers
Prevent and education
All schools, colleges and childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This duty, known as the Prevent duty, should be seen as part of schools, colleges and childcare providers’ wider safeguarding obligations.
Prevent Education Officer
The Hammersmith & Fulham/Kensington and Chelsea Prevent team includes a Prevent Education Officer, who is at the disposal of all schools, colleges and childcare providers in the two boroughs, free of charge.
In their efforts to comply with the statutory Prevent duty and meet Ofsted requirements, schools, colleges and childcare providers can utilise the Prevent Education Officer in any of the following ways:
Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) for staff
- Available for teaching and support staff, senior leadership and governors
- Available as introductory training (90 minutes) or refresher training (60 minutes)
- Bespoke assemblies, talks and lessons on Prevent-related subjects such as extremism, radicalisation, online safety, critical thinking and fundamental British values
- Sessions providing support for parents and carers, helping them better understand the risks of radicalisation and, in particular, how to keep their children safe online
- Signposting to classroom resources on Prevent-related subjects for use in PSHE and Citizenship, as well as help sourcing external speakers
- Advice and assistance relating to Prevent concerns and potential referrals*, safeguarding policies, Prevent risk assessments and action plans, and how to respond to terrorist incidents as a school or college
*Regarding Prevent concerns and potential referrals, settings may feel more comfortable seeking advice anonymously, which is fine.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Links to important documents:
The Prevent duty: for schools and childcare providers
Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools