Training • Resources • Network

Implementing the Prevent agenda in educational settings

Skills to implement the prevent agenda in educational settings: Deconstructing and challenging Religious/far-right narratives

Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 ('the Act'), public sector and statutory agencies must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Many education practitioners complete W.R.A.P. training but feel that they require more advanced knowledge of extremism and ideologies.

They further wish to acquire robust toolkits and skills to be able to better challenge extremist narratives they may encounter in educational settings as a 'first response'.

This innovative, essential and sector-leading workshop aims to fill these identified gaps in training. Lead by a Home office registered and approved Intervention provider working with young people at risk of extremism referred to Channel panel; the day will:

  • invite practitioners to think about how religious and far-right extremists present their narratives.
  • allow practitioners to engage with tailored toolkits that they can use in their educational settings to challenge extremist narratives, as well as give them insights in to how young people in educational settings can keep themselves safe from such toxic ideas.
Islamophobia and Islamic Radicalisation Training Course

This course is available as an In-House Course 

In House Training Enquiry

Click here

The Prevent Duty

Here are seven key points from the Prevent Duty that teachers/education providers and staff need to be aware of.
 
1 Risk assessments are the start. Understanding how and where young people can be put at risk of extremism and radicalisation is the critical first step in addressing the threat. Education providers are required to carry out risk assessments that will help them to measure the responses that they need to implement in order to protect their students.
2 Policies and procedures need to be in place. As with other safeguarding concerns, system need to be put in place that show people how to respond to the risks that they identify. With the rapid evolution of extremist influence techniques it is critical that any policies and procedures that are communicated clearly, implemented are well understood and regularly reviewed.
3 Staff must be appropriately trained. Developing an awareness of the Prevent strategy, how to respond to the risks, and how to identify someone at risk from extremism and radicalisation is an essential element of the duty. Staff should receive training that gives them knowledge, skills, and awareness, and those in leadership positions require additional training to ensure that they have a full grasp on the duty.
4 IT access must be safe. Extremist groups make huge efforts to promote their messages through the internet and social media. Whilst freedom to access online information about the world must be given to young people, schools must ensure that they are protected from exposure to violent extremist material.
5 Efforts will be monitored. In order to ensure that the new duty is being implemented in schools, Ofsted will consider the policies and procedures implemented and will look at an education provider's response mechanisms for when someone is considered to be at risk from extremism and radicalisation.
6 Knowledge is the key. As is the case with implementing any new system, developing proper understanding is crucial to the overall success of the strategy. Extremism and radicalisation is a specialist field that is rapidly evolving and constantly being debated, so presenting the most relevant points for use by teachers and their leaders is critical.
7 Support is available. Finally, knowing who to talk to and where to access specialist support is a critical part of the duty. Local Prevent coordinators, Police counter-terrorism units, safeguarding boards, and private organisations are all able to provide support services to an organisation's efforts.

Aims of the Training

  • To better understand the scientific and ideo-theological narratives ISIS-Daesh and Far right groups use to attract vulnerable young people.
  •  To discuss what specific vulnerabilities could lead to young people being drawn in to extremism.
  • To explore how symbolism, social media and other platforms are utilised by extremist groups to spread such narratives.
  • To engage with a robust toolkit that seeks to challenge religious and far right extremist narratives you may encounter in educational settings.
  • To understand how to keep students safe from such narratives both on and off the school site.
  • To apply the toolkit to video-based religious and far right case studies.
  • To provide opportunities to ask any questions and concerns you may have about Prevent in general.


Benefits of attending this session

By the end of the session delegates will:

  • Unique insight in to the way extremist groups construct their narratives
  • Interactive and eclectic mode of delivery.
  • Ready to implement toolkits and skills sets to challenge such ideas that may present themselves in your educational setting.
  • Rare access to an Intervention Provider who has first hand experience of working with young people referred to the Channel Programme.

Who should take this course?

  • Safeguarding leads in educational settings
  • School/College SLT teams.
  • School/College head of year staff
  • Pastoral and PSHE staff
  • Chaplaincy staff at educational settings
  • Staff with an interest in developing their knowledge of the extremism arena.

Cost

In House Course

Half Day: £495

Full Day: £795

These rates are for groups of up to 20 delegates

Travel costs are in addition. Please see our Costs and Agreement

More info

Need more information? Enter your email address and we'll send full details.


I have read and agree to the terms and privacy notice
I consent to receive emails about your services




Other Courses

Train the Trainer

One day in-depth training on the effective delivery of equality and diversity. This workshop will enable you increase your effectiveness in designing, planning and delivering Equality and Diversity within your own and other organisations

Read More

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

This course covers the principles of Equality and Diversity in the workplace including both awareness and responsibilities. This course explores attitudes, values and belief in a safe and fair environment taking it far beyond the legislation. We look at the business, moral and legal case for equality.

Read More

Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

This course is for all line managers at both operational and strategic levels. It will help delegates understand issues relating to discrimination, victimisation and harassment in the workplace - and the confidence to deal with them if they are alleged.

Read More

Unconscious Bias

The training is intended to alert participants to bias that could affect decisions regarding recruitment, promotion and attitudes to others in the workplace.

The programme includes flexible working initiatives and mentoring

Read More

Race, Faith and Diversity

This training course deals with managing diversity in the workplace.

It is targeted at supporting staff and managers to proactively plan to meet the needs of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people (BAME).

Read More

Equality Impact Assessments

Starting at the very beginning, this course takes delegates step by step through all the key elements of the Equality Analysis process.

We will demystify the EA process, assume little or no prior learning and focus on giving delegates time to debate issues, ask questions and then put into practice what they learn.

Read More

Equality Champions

Equality Champions (often known as Diversity Champions) are recognised as playing a central role in disseminating good practice and encouraging the promotion of equalities within organisations. Equality Champions should be formally represented on the Board of Trustees and/or Equality and Diversity Committees

Read more

Disability Awareness

This course is suitable to people who want to increase their awareness of disability issues or gain more confidence in working with or supporting people with a disability, impairment or mental ill health.

The course gives an in depth understanding of disability, impairments, mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing

Read More

Transgender Awareness

Appreciating the phenomenon of gender variance and discovering how informed good practice can overcome the exclusion or suppression of gender variant people.

Aimed at helping employers to gain an understanding of Gender Variance good practice

Read More

Mental Health Awareness

The training session will raise your understanding of the issues to be considered when supporting an employee experiencing mental ill-health at work.

The session has been developed in collaboration with practitioners who are experienced in providing information, advice and practical support for employers on mental health issues.

Read More

Equality and Diversity in Foster Care

Children in Foster Care need to be supported to maintain their cultural identity.

This course is designed to help foster carers fully appreciate the varied backgrounds that young people originate from, the importance of the child’s journey and the impact of transition between foster placements and leaving their birth family.

Read More

LGB Awareness Training

The course introduces you to the terminology, issues and discrimination that LGB people face to enable you to implement good practice around working with and engaging with LGB communities and people. It will support you to gain insight in dealing with homophobia and heterosexism. This is offered as an In House Course only.

Read More

In House Training Enquiry

I have read and agree to the terms and conditions and privacy notice


Subscribe to receive the latest equality and diversity news, offers and updates. We don't share your details with anyone.

I consent to receive emails about your products and services

You can opt out of future mailings at any time by visiting our unsubscribe page



Don't miss out!

Subscribe to receive the latest equality and diversity news, offers and updates



I have read and agree to the terms and privacy notice

I consent to receive emails about your services