Radicalisation: safeguarding scenario

Test whether your staff can recognise potential signs of radicalisation, and how they'd respond.

Last reviewed on 11 September 2023
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Radicalisation - scenario

Latest guidance update

The Home Office has updated the Prevent duty guidance. These changes will come into effect on 31 December 2023 at the earliest. We'll update this factsheet to reflect the changes.

There are no new legal or additional responsibilities for schools. However, the following updates have been made:

  • You should designate a staff member to oversee Prevent (although it's likely that your designated safeguarding lead (DSL) already does this)
  • Clarification that you don't need consent to share information about a pupil who might be susceptible to radicalisation

For full details about how these changes affect you, take a look at our Need-to-know and the DfE's briefing for schools.

Use this scenario with your staff to test their:

  • Understanding of how to handle a safeguarding situation
  • Knowledge of your procedures

There are 2 versions - one with prompts for how staff should respond, and one without. 

If you send it to staff by email, make sure you use the version without the answers, and change the file name to avoid giving the answer away.

If you use it at a staff briefing, make sure you give staff the version without the highlighted answer text.

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