Online CPD- accredited training module to ensure schools and academies comply with their statutory ‘Prevent Duty’ to help prevent radicalisation and extremism

Training provider SSS Learning Ltd announces the launch of ‘Preparing for Prevent’, the easy-to-use, cost-effective online training resource, enabling schools and academies to ensure they comply with their statutory ‘Prevent’ duties and help protect those vulnerable to radicalisation, extremism or being drawn into terrorism.


Under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 introduced this summer, every school and academy now has a statutory responsibility for the active prevention and detection of extremism and radicalism among its pupils. This is known as Prevent Duty and in order for schools/academies to comply, all staff must be able to identify children who may be vulnerable and know where to refer concerns.


Comprising multi-media animated training, specialist seminar and comprehensive study notes, the ‘Preparing for Prevent’ module suits all types of learners and takes approximately an hour to complete. Once the online training and assessment sections have been successfully passed, staff can generate their certificate and CPD record. The school/academy administrator can also generate certificates or print a list of staff who have completed the training for their Ofsted evidence.  The system is fully accredited by the CPD Certification Service.


‘Safeguarding remains at the heart of the inspection process, as identified by Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw in his recent letter to all schools and academies,’ said Sam Preston (M. Ed), Education Director at SSS Learning Ltd. ‘The new Common Inspection Framework makes prevention of radicalisation/extremist behaviour, and identifying those vulnerable to being drawn into supporting terrorism, a key part of safeguarding duties.


’Many schools and academies are unaware of this statutory extension to their duties, and even those who are aware, seem uncertain about how to carry out the duty or where to access training.


‘This resource resolves that uncertainty in a hugely cost-effective manner. Our flexible, online format means that members of staff can complete the training at a time and place to suit them.


‘It also removes the problem schools and academies often experience in organising and releasing staff for external training and – as part of an ongoing induction process – allowing new members of staff to take the course on commencement of employment so they comply with Prevent Duty immediately, avoiding potential delay until the next externally-organised session’.


Jonathan Case, CEO at SSS Learning Ltd, said; ‘We recognise the demands on school and academy budgets. Far more cost-effective than external consultancy, our securely hosted online service is live, safe and regularly updated with changes or new requirements.’


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