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?” This report assessed the impact of the work being done to protect learners from those who wish to promote extremism. Consequently, Ofsted identified some weaknesses and recommended that providers should:
- ensure policies are in place
- develop stronger partnerships to share information
- provide staff training
- review IT policies and procedures.
Prevent resources and presentations
A variety of presentations and resources are available to download in the box below. Natspec held two Prevent conferences in December 2016 and May 2018, from which some of these resources are drawn. 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:
- SEND curriculum resources (this link takes you to the ETF website; please click on the SEND link to access the resources)
- Exploring friendships resource
- ICT Safety and 5 Ts resource
- Online safety resource
- True or False group exercise resource
- Annual Conference Workshop I – Colette Morris & Janet Bailey (PDF)
Prevent Conference Resources:
- 2018_Walsall College workshop
- Selina Stewart ETF slides May 2018
- Sam Slack slides
- Rohan Slaughter Jisc May 2018
- Morning Presentations (PDF) Dec 2016
- Afternoon Presentations (PDF) Dec 2016
There is further help and support from the Prevent and Further Education and Training website.