The Prevent Duty for Schools and Childcare Providers

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  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 1 hour
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

Our Prevent Duty online training course explains the main points of the Prevent duty and the measures that schools and childcare providers must take in order to comply with it.

Examples and scenarios will make you aware of the indicators that a child may be vulnerable to radicalisation and what to do if you believe a child is at risk.

For employers, it is an easy way to ensure that they comply with the legal responsibilities under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

This Prevent Duty online training course has been certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

Who is it for?

This Prevent Duty online training course is relevant to anyone who works in a school or childcare provider.

When do I get my certificate?

When you have successfully passed the course, you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

As this Prevent Duty online training course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service, your certificate will contain the CPD logo and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the course cover?

The Prevent Duty online training course contains the following 7 topics and includes an assessment:

Introduction to the Prevent Duty

  • What is meant by the terms ‘radicalisation’, ‘British values’ and ‘extremism’.
  • What the Prevent duty is and what it aims to achieve.
  • The relationship between the Prevent duty and safeguarding duties.
  • Where the Prevent duty applies in the UK.
  • Which organisations must comply with the duty.

How the Prevent Duty works

  • The role that schools and childcare providers play in referring cases of concern.
  • The government’s flagship counter-terrorism scheme – Channel.
  • The frequency of referrals made to Channel by schools and childcare providers.
  • Who is referred to Channel.
  • How a Channel panel is formed.
  • The role Channel plays in safeguarding young people.

Complying with Prevent

  • What a Prevent risk assessment covers.
  • Some other organisations that schools must work in partnership with.
  • The risk the internet poses for young people.
  • What schools must put in place to oppose online risks.
  • The need to share information and maintain records.
  • Who is responsible for compliance.
  • The powers the government can implement if the Prevent duty is not complied with.

Legislation Relating to the Prevent Duty

  • What the Prevent duty requires of school leaders and staff.
  • Legislation that you must keep in mind when sharing information under the Prevent duty.
  • Your legal duty to promote British values.

Vulnerabilities and Signs of Radicalisation

  • Some of the vulnerabilities that can lead children to radical views.
  • Some of the concerning behaviours to be aware of, and when a concern is credible.

How to Respond to Extremism

  • A procedure for reporting a concern.
  • The importance of responding proportionately.
  • Examples of how to promote resilience to extremism.

Accessing Support

  • Where to find other sources of information about Prevent.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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