Prevent resources for leaders, managers and practitioners

Prevent Strategy

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.

Useful resources

Download practitioner resources and presentations from recent events:

Prevent Conference Resources:

There is further help and support from the Prevent and Further Education and Training website.

If you would like to discuss more about having a prevent training in your area, please contact the Natspec office on 0115 854 13 22 or email