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Prevent Training Update - December 2016

A new free e-learning tool, aimed at those with responsibilities under the Prevent duty, particulary front line staff in schools and colleges, has been developed by the Home Office to help raise awareness of radicalisation. The 45 minute e-learning session will help staff to identify the signs that someone may be at risk and where to go for support. The Home Office states that this is introductory training. It provides a foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation. However it draws on the key elements of WRAP to deliver an e-learning based tool which is more accessible for the range of people who have responsibilities to prevent people being drawn into terrorism following the commencement of the Prevent statutory duty. It is – as is the WRAP on its own – quite secondary focused and staff will need to be helped to understand the relevance in a Primary or Early years setting.

The e-learning is publically accessible by visiting:

It is also available at:

Institutions covered by the Prevent Duty may also wish to consider further training resources available within the Prevent training catalogue to support their implementation of the Prevent Duty.

Schools who prefer to have face to face training for whole staff groups can access this through individuals who have attended a Prevent Train the Trainer course. 

HfL are able to deliver the WRAP training package and our WRAPs place it clearly in the context of the school’s safeguarding role, equality duties and Ofsted requirements. There is a charge of £310 for this service, regardless of numbers of staff or numbers of schools attending.

Please contact HfL customer services on 01438 845111

Urgent: PREVENT - Training

Are you sure that you are fully compliant with the PREVENT duty and will meet Ofsted’s expectations? It is vital that schools and early years settings, including childminders, have ensured that they have accessed adequate training on anti-radicalisation and have subsequently put a strategy in place as part of their safeguarding. Although the legal minimum is that one member of staff has been WRAP trained (DfE 2015), Ofsted inspectors are applying higher expectations.

On inspection schools have been asked to say how many staff have accessed the official WRAP training and to provide information about the further dissemination that has occurred with other staff. You must ensure all your staff are able to answer basic questions on radicalisation and what they would do if they had a concern. (Notice, Check, Share)

Hertfordshire County Council is continuing to provide, at no cost, opportunities for school staff and governors (at least 2 is recommended), staff in other early years settings and childminders to access places at WRAP sessions in HDC throughout academic year 2016/17. Three slots are available (10.30-12.00, 1.30-3.00 and 6.00-7.30) on each of the following dates: 24 November, 26 January, 16 March, 26 April, 16 June. Places are allocated as always on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay. No additional centrally run slots will be provided this year.

Alternatively, to arrange school-based whole staff training from HfL, which incurs a minimum fee, contact Darren.nottingham@hertsforlearning.co.uk in the first instance.

Please be aware that in order to comply with HCC’s PREVENT duties and Ofsted LA inspection requirements, schools may be contacted directly and requested to confirm that they have accessed WRAP training.

For schools developing their implementation strategy, HfL are providing further training on March 27th 2017 with separate primary and secondary sessions on ‘Tackling and Preventing Extremism in the Curriculum’. Book in the normal way on the grid.

Educate Against Hate Website -

A new Government website has launched which gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

WRAP

WRAP is the Home Office's official training package on anti-radicalisation.

HCC is continuing to fund centrally provided WRAP training sessions in 2016/17 to ensure that all schools can readily access this training and meet their statutory duties with confidence.

From 1st September Ofsted will expect all schools to have accessed WRAP training or have a plan to do so. The minimum legal requirement is that all schools should have at least 1 member of staff who has attended the official WRAP training. (DfE ‘Prevent’ Guidance June 2015)

However HCC / Herts for Learning recommend that schools take this opportunity to ensure that two members of staff and two governors attend the training. Sessions are a maximum of 1.5 hours and are free to attend.

Dates for the centrally provided WRAP sessions across the 3 terms are as follows:

Thursday 22 September 2016
Thursday 24 November 2016
Thursday 26 January 2017
Thursday 16 March 2017

The summer term sessions are now available to book online:

Please note that the Train the Trainer courses provided by Prevent Police are not currently available.

Please contact Darren Nottingham if you have any queries regarding the WRAP training:
Email: darren.nottingham@hertforlearning.co.uk
Telephone: 01438 844792 (Comnet: 54792)

Prevent Referral

Making a PREVENT referral - Channel Referral Form

If you have to make a referral to CHANNEL this is the form to use.

Prevent - FAQs

FAQs
  • Word 2010, 25kb/5 pages, 08/03/2016, faqs.docx

Talking to Children about Serious Events July 2016

 

Statutory Duties for Schools

Schools should be aware that they have a new statutory duty from 1st July 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. Ofsted will be inspecting schools’ compliance under the new framework from 1st September.

Tell me more about the statutory duty:

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 was published on 12th March 2015. Section 26 of the Act places a duty on schools in England (and Wales) to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. This duty applies to all schools, whether publicly-funded or independent, and organisations covered by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Statutory guidance has been published. See

Schools leaders (including governors) must:

  • establish or use existing mechanisms for understanding the risk of extremism
  • ensure staff understand the risk and build capabilities to deal with it
  • communicate and promote the importance of the duty
  • ensure staff implement the duty effectively

Other duties on schools include:

  • effective partnership working with other local agencies, eg. LSCB, police, health, etc.
  • information sharing
  • maintaining appropriate records
  • assessing local risk of extremism (including Far Right extremism)
  • demonstrating they are protecting children
  • developing clear protocols for visiting speakers
  • safeguarding policies that take account of LSCB policies and procedures
  • training staff to give them knowledge and confidence
  • ensuring there are robust ICT protocols that filter out extremist materials
  • school buildings must not be used to give a platform to extremists

Ofsted are responsible for monitoring how well schools are implementing this duty.