Prevent Duty ** NEW!
At the beginning of July 2015, the Department for Education released further guidance to help clarify the role of schools under the new “Prevent Duty”. The DfE Prevent Duty departmental advice and DfE Social Media guidance has been issued to help schools keep children safe from the risk of radicalisation and extremism. This departmental advice complements the statutory guidance and intends to help schools and childcare providers by:
- Clarifying what the prevent duty means for schools and childcare providers
- Outlining what they can do to help protect children from the risk of radicalisation
- Making clear what schools and childcare providers should do to demonstrate compliance with the duty
- Informing them about other sources of information, advice and support
All education providers and child care providers should ensure that they have read these two new documents in conjunction with the “Prevent Duty”.
In addition to this, you can also access the free NCALT Channel/Prevent General Awareness E-Learning Module by clicking on the link below:
This online piece of training includes information on how Channel links to the government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to refer them into the Channel programme. It does not replace the WRAP training that education providers will be required to ensure staff have received, but it is a good starting point for key staff.
A useful source of information is the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) website, which contains sources of information and advice about the radicalisation and extremism.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE E-LEARNING MODULE (LINK ABOVE) AND PHOTOGRAPH OR SCAN A COPY OF THE CERTIFCATE AND SEND TO firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAK TO YOUR SCHOOL FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CHECK OUT YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL WEBSITE FOR FURTHER RESOURCES AND GUIDANCE.