Preventing radicalisation

This course is fully up to date with the Home Office's updated Prevent duty guidance. This guidance came into effect on 31 December 2023.

It is also fully up to date with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023, as published by the DfE on 1 September 2023.

Course lengthAbout 30 minutes
Suitable forAll staff, volunteers, contractors and governors/trustees
Certificate granted?Yes

This course covers everything your staff need to know about how to help keep children safe from the threat of radicalisation, including:

  • How to meet requirements under the Prevent duty
  • How children are radicalised and how to spot the signs
  • When, where and how to refer pupils for further help
  • How to tackle extremist views and build resistance

What’s new?

Although there are no new legal or additional responsibilities for schools under the 2023 Prevent duty guidance, we’ve brought this eLearning in line with the updated guidance. We’ve: 

  • Added that you should designate a staff member to lead and oversee Prevent (although it's likely that your designated safeguarding lead (DSL) already does this)
  • Clarified that, as with any safeguarding issue, data protection legislation doesn’t stop you from sharing information to keep a child safe
  • Clarified that schools should not only be alert to violent extremism, but also non-violent extremism, including certain divisive or intolerant narratives that can reasonably be linked to terrorism
  • Added in Home Office guidance on how to notice, check and share concerns
  • Brought terminology in line with the 2023 guidance

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

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