The government published the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011 as part of its overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.
‘Prevent’ duty guidance, first published in March 2015, was put into place in the further education and skills sector on 18 September 2015. As a result, all further education and skills providers in England must have ‘due regard’ to the need to ‘Prevent’ people from being drawn into terrorism.
In July 2016, Ofsted published a report entitled “How well are further education and skills providers implementing the ‘Prevent’ duty?”, to assess the impact of the work being done to protect learners from those who wish to promote extremism. This report identified some weaknesses and recommended that providers should ensure policies are in place, develop stronger partnerships to share information, provide staff training, and review IT policies and procedures.
Prevent resources and presentations
A variety of presentations and resources are available to download in the box below, taken from Natspec events in the last three years, including Prevent conferences in December 2016 and May 2018. These include keynote presentations from national experts and example practitioner resources from colleges who have developed them to engage particularly vulnerable groups of students, including those with learning difficulties and/or complex needs.
Download practitioner resources and presentations from recent events:
- Exploring friendships resource
- ICT Safety and 5 Ts resource
- Online safety resource
- True or False group exercise resource
- Prevent Conference 2018_Walsall College workshop
- Prevent Conference May 2018 Selina Stewart ETF slides
- Prevent Conference May 2018 Sam Slack slides
- Prevent Conference May 2018 Rohan Slaughter Jisc
- Prevent Conference Dec 2016 Morning Presentations (PDF)
- Prevent Conference Dec 2016 Afternoon Presentations (PDF)
- Annual Conference Workshop I – Colette Morris & Janet Bailey (PDF)
There is further help and support from the Prevent and Further Education and Training website.