Staff training on Prevent

Prevent awareness training for schools

"[Schools] should make sure that staff have training that gives them the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, and to challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism..." - HM Government, Prevent Duty Guidance 2015

Westminster’s Prevent team is able to provide advice and support local schools and colleges in the following areas:

  • briefing senior leadership teams or governors on how they might respond to recent changes in legislation and satisfy Ofsted requirements
  • assisting with curriculum design to provide specific learning opportunities that challenge extremist narratives and promote the exchange of ideas, critical analysis and tolerance
  • assisting with organising relevant external speakers and student workshops

Staff training

"Schools should be safe spaces in which children and young people can understand and discuss sensitive topics, including terrorism and the extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology, and learn how to challenge these ideas." - HM Government, Prevent Duty Guidance 2015

The Prevent team also deliver staff training sessions to improve the ability of staff to understand, recognise and refer vulnerabilities that can lead to radicalisation.

Our free, 90 minute training sessions explore key issues relating to radicalisation and extremism, how it can take root and develop, what you can do to prevent it and, most importantly, how your concerns about a vulnerable individual can be appropriately shared in order to access specialist support.

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent

The Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) is a 90-minute workshop for all frontline professionals and people who work directly with community members and vulnerable individuals. Delivered in a school or college setting, the training is suitable for all staff.

The content of this workshop has been amended to make it specifically applicable to educational institutions in Westminster.

Attending WRAP training should help to ensure that staff:

  • understand the Prevent agenda and the role of schools within it
  • understand why some people are able to influence or manipulate others to commit crimes or terrorist acts
  • develop their existing expertise and professional judgment to recognise individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and to recognise when an individual might need help
  • understand what help and support can be provided
  • understand how to make safeguarding referrals to Channel, Prevent’s multi-agency safeguarding panel

For more information or to request a free training session, please email prevent@westminster.gov.uk.


Last updated: 24 May 2016
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