Prevent resources

The Westminster Prevent Team has developed a range of Prevent resources for both students and staff to assist schools with meeting the legal requirements of their 'Prevent duty’ and other safeguarding legislation.

The resources also aid schools in in achieving some of the non-legal responsibilities of educational settings, such as helping pupils build a resistance to extremist messages and to challenge a number of harmful and divisive narratives.

The needs of schools across Westminster are different and we recognise that a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply would not work. Therefore, this package is intended to give schools the freedom to pick and choose the resources and support that will be best suited to their institution, their environment and the risks that they face.

The resources and support are free to Westminster schools and colleges. Institutions are encouraged to request resources as early as possible, as they will typically be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

1. Westminster resources

The following document provides information on the resources and support that is available to schools in Westminster:

Prevent resources for schools cover letter

Prevent resources for schools

In some instances, the projects outlined in the document are delivered by an external provider, where this is the case it will be indicated. Some of the projects provide schemes of work and lesson materials and can be delivered by staff without the need for an external provider.

If you are interested in accessing any of these resources, please complete the request form included in the document. Alternatively, please contact the Prevent Team directly.

Management tools

The Prevent Team have also put together the following documents which are designed to assist senior leaders and governors with the implementation of Prevent in their institution:

Prevent action plan template

Self-assessment checklist

Premises protocol 


If you have any feedback regarding any of the materials or ideas for materials that you would find useful, please contact the Prevent Team.

2. Useful publications

  • Home Office: The Prevent Strategy - details the government's three main Prevent objectives
  • Home Office: The Prevent Duty Guidance - the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 contains a duty on schools, colleges and other specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism - these pages provide guidance for complying with this duty
  • Department for Education: Ofsted Common Inspection Framework: Education, Skills and Early Years - this came into effect on 1 September 2015 and outlines expectations and responsibilities for schools and colleges under the Prevent duty
  • Department for Education: Learning Together to Be Safe - this report presents the findings from a large-scale, in-depth study into teaching methods that help to build resilience to extremism
  • Department for Education: Keeping Children Safe in Education - this provides statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment
  • Home Office: Channel Guidance - Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism

3. Useful websites

Reporting extremist content online

You can report online content that you think might be illegal or which you find offensive via the Home Office.

External resources

There are many organisations, groups and websites that provide resources to support schools with tackling radicalisation, extremism, intolerance, hate crime and other related topics.

Westminster City Council is not responsible for the content of the websites listed below and their inclusion does not indicate the council’s endorsement of the organisation or material.
  • London Grid for Learning: Counter extremism narratives and conversations - information, insights and advice through a series of videos which seek to help schools navigate the difficult subject of extremism
  • Show Racism the Red Card: Islamophobia education packeducation pack intended to accompany the Show Racism the Red Card "Islamophobia" DVD - the activities have been designed to help young people (from Key Stage 2 to adulthood) challenge stereotypes and prejudice towards Muslims
  • The FREE Initiative - a pan-European resource to offer practical guidance on countering far-right extremism across Europe - it aims to inspire and promote cross-border learning among those working against violent far-right extremism
  • The Holocaust Centre - hosts outreach programmes and teaching materials to educate young people about the Holocaust and share lessons on combating prejudice and racism
  • 1001 Inventions - examines the degree of shared heritage between the Muslim community and other communities in the UK, Europe and across the world
Last updated: 25 September 2019