Prevent Duty...Do you Know Yours?
The government published the ‘Prevent’ strategy
in 2011 as part of its overall counter terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Prevent duty guidance
, which was first published in February 2015, was then put into place in the further education and skills sector on 18 September 2015.
As a result, all further education and skills providers in England must have ‘due regard’ to the need to ‘Prevent’ people from being drawn into terrorism. Therefore, 2015/16 is the first academic year of the duty being put into practice formally.
However, there have been a number of high profile cases in the media recently around the Prevent agenda, and these have highlighted the fact that there still appears to be a lack of awareness around the 'Duty to Prevent' by training providers. With Ofsted particularly interested in how providers are implementing and managing their Prevent Duty, it has become apparent that there is a need for further information sharing and peer support.
The Network is planning on offering a series of interactive Prevent workshops in partnership with Network Member ETS - these sessions will enable you to learn about and understand your statutory obligations in terms of Prevent, how to implement the correct processes and procedures to ensure an effective strategy, and the opportunity to receive support in completing your organisational risk assessment from trained Prevent facilitators.You will also hear from special guest speakers who will be able to place the Prevent agenda into context and will highlight just how important your role is as part of the government's Prevent strategy.
Delegates will be able to attend four Prevent workshops in the year - these will be held in February, May, July and November - dates to be confirmed shortly - and will be held as four full day sessions at the ETS offices in Exeter, between 9.00am - 3.30pm. Sessions will include refreshments, lunch and all learning materials.
This is a great opportunity for training providers in Devon and Cornwall to receive high quality Prevent training without having to travel long distances to do so - we aim to offer just 30 spaces on our Prevent programme with two highly trained Prevent facilitators delivering at each session.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact me direct via e-mail.