‘Prevent Duty’ Guidance

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We all have a responsibility to safeguard our employees and protect apprentices against all forms of harm, including being drawn into terrorism.

While it remains extremely rare for people to become involved in terrorist activity, there is a risk that young people can be exposed to extremist influence or prejudiced views at an early age.

The Apprentice Academy has a duty to help others understand the Prevent Strategy and recognise if someone may be involved or is supporting terrorism, and help them to take action and choose a different path for their lives.

Understanding Prevent

The National Prevent Strategy is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy – CONTEST. It addresses all forms of terrorism and is designed to tackle the problem at its roots, preventing people from supporting or becoming involved in terrorism.

Prevent has three clear objectives:

  • Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it.
  • Protecting vulnerable individuals to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
  • Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.

Employer Responsibilities

As an employer you will need to:

  • Ensure online safety and safeguarding measures as mentioned above are put in to practice.
  • Alert The Apprentice Academy to any concerns you may have around radicalism and extremism.

Online Training Module

The Education and Training Foundation has created an online learning module to help employers learn more about the Prevent Duty and to apply it within your organisation.

To access this please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on this link https://www.foundationonline.org.uk/course/index.php?categoryid=14
  2. Select: Prevent for Employers
  3. Create a New Account
  4. Follow the steps and then confirm your account through your email.
  5. Once confirmed click back on: Prevent for employers
  6. Select enrol me
  7. From here you will need to complete the ‘Prevent Training for Employers’ module which will begin your learning. This module takes approximately 50 minutes and it doesn’t have to be completed in one go. You can save your answers and go back to it at any time.
  8. When you feel ready – you can take the final assessment which is made up of 17 questions. You will get a certificate at the end.