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Prevent training and support for school staff and Designated Safeguarding Leads

Prevent Training is a statutory requirement for all teaching and support staff under the Prevent duty, and is part of Ofsted/ISI requirements. 

The Home Office offers three online training packages to help professionals understand more about: 

  • how to identify and safeguard vulnerable individuals from extremism;
  • how extremist ideologies and groups may exploit vulnerable individuals;
  • the Prevent strategy and duty and what it means for your school.

Course 1 (Awareness) should be completed by all school staff.

Designated Safeguarding Leads should complete Courses 1 (Awareness) and 2 (Referrals) to further knowledge about how to make an informed and suitable Prevent referral. 

Course 3 (Channel) is a more specialised course for those who are invited to attend a Channel panel to support a vulnerable individual. 

Access the online training package here: Prevent Training Online Package 

Further Support for Schools: 

The Department for Education has also published guidance for Designated Safeguarding Leads, in the form of the DSL handbook: Prevent Handbook for Designated Safeguarding Leads