In today’s landscape, Prevent Duty is an essential training topic and is something that should be regularly reviewed at schools and other institutes of education. For those teaching children of a younger age, educating children on British values and their rights can help children to challenge and argue extremist views, assisting their personal, social and emotional development and understanding of the world.

Prevent Duty should not stop children debating extremist views. It is just part of the wider safeguarding duties of those working within education and childcare to ensure that children are not subject to acts of extremism or radicalisation.

By protecting children from these threats, children could be protected from further harm associated with terrorism. for example, drugs, gangs, neglect and abuse. OFSTED common inspections framework makes reference to the need of

safeguarding arrangements to prevent radicalisation and extremism. Different settings may result in different requirements. Statutory guidance on Prevent duty can be put into 4 sections: 

  • Risk assessments

  • Working in partnership

  • Staff training 

  • IT policies

Prevent Duty Course: Course Contents

1. Recognise


 This section takes a look at the first of the 4 R’s of child protection – recognise. We highlight what terrorism and extremism are, why children and young people can be vulnerable to radicalisation, and we take a look at the warning signs that suggest radicalisation could be taking place.



2. Respond, Report & Record

Prevent Duty should be approached in a risk-based way. Your organisation will be aware of the risk of radicalisation in your workplace and this should be communicated to you.
In this second and final section, we look at the other three Rs of child protection in relation to the Prevent Duty – respond, record and report.


Duration: 20 Minutes


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