Prevent for Schools, Colleges and Childcare Providers Service

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What is Prevent?

Prevent is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. The aim of the Prevent strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism – in all its forms.


Overseen by the Home Office, the strategy is delivered by local authorities, working alongside a wide range of government departments and community organisations.


The Prevent team

In the case of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea councils, Prevent is a Bi-borough service. Based at Hammersmith & Fulham Council, the team delivers work including:

  • Training for frontline staff in recognising, referring and responding to radicalisation
  • A variety of projects to build capacity, increase resilience and improve understanding of extremism and radicalisation, with partners such as schools, colleges, frontline staff, community groups, venues and parents
  • A referral service for concerns, called Channel, which acts as an early intervention service to safeguard vulnerable individuals from radicalisation



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

Student sessions

Parent/carer sessions

Curriculum support

General support

*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

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