Prevent Duty Training


This course in Prevent Duty provides those working in education with the resources to address subjects of terrorism and radicalisation. As well as ensuring compliance with the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, it offers practical advice for recognising and responding to direct threats of radicalisation and terrorism among children and young people.

Targeted at those working in education and childcare, this CPD Accredited course provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The definitions of ‘terrorism’, ‘extremism’, and ‘radicalisation’ and examples of these actions.
  • How to recognise signs of terrorism, extremism, radicalisation, the associated harm these can cause to children and young people, and why this age group is particularly vulnerable.
  • How to respond to risks of harm to children and young people in your care.
  • How to keep records of potential harm, and the details you should capture.
  • When and to whom your records should be reported.

Course Contents

This course consists of two sections:

Section 1: recognise.

The first part of the course focuses on recognising terrorism and extremism. It covers what these terms mean, why children and young people are particularly vulnerable to radicalisation, and the common signs to look out for when children and young people are in your care..

Section 2: respond, report and record.

The second part of this course looks at how to deal with the problems that you recognise. This includes detailing the appropriate responses to risk-based threats, how to thoroughly record events and behaviours of concern, and when, and to whom, this information should be reported.

About the Course


Prevent duty training is necessary for those caring for children in schools and other learning environments, to ensure the safety of young people and protect their ability to develop a nuanced understanding of social issues.

The topics covered in this course are not designed to prevent children from engaging in discussions about radicalism, extremism or terrorism. Offering actionable guidance in recognising and neutralising threats to child safety and wellbeing, its focus is to safeguard vulnerable and malleable people against associated harm, such as abuse, neglect, drug use, and gang membership.

This course takes around 20 minutes to complete and covers the four Rs of safeguarding: recognise, record, report, and refer. It falls under the following categories for statutory guidance on Prevent duty:

  • Risk assessments.
  • Working in partnership.
  • Staff training.
  • IT policies.


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