Prevent is a strand of the Government counter terrorism strategy – CONTEST. The UK faces a range of terrorist threats. All the terrorist groups who pose a threat to us seek to radicalise and recruit people to their cause. The Prevent strategy seeks to:

  • Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views
  • Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which needs to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health

A system of threat level has been created which represents the likelihood of an attack in the near future. The five levels are:

  • Critical- an attack is expected imminently
  • Severe – an attack is highly likely
  • Substantial – an attack is a strong possibility
  • Moderate – an attack is possible but not likely
  • Low – an attack is unlikely

The current threat level from international terrorism in the UK is severe which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely.

Further education providers are major education and training providers for the 16 – 25-year age group, particularly young people from ethnically diverse, and socially and economically disadvantaged areas. The age and profile of our learners make it crucial to be involved in the Prevent strategy.

This policy has a part to play in fostering shared values and promoting cohesion. Training Providers should focus on the risks of violent extremism, which represents the greatest threat at national level, while recognising that other forms of violence and extremism can and do manifest themselves within colleges and other training settings.

This strategy has five key objectives:

  1. To promote and reinforce shared values; to create space for free and open debate; and to listen and support the learner voice. Refer to Fundamental British Values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) policy
  2. To break down segregation among different learner communities including by supporting inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and to engage all learners in playing a full and active role in wider engagement in society
  3. To ensure learner safety and that our Provision is free from bullying, harassment and Refer to anti-bully policy and Equality and inclusion policy.
  4. To provide support for learners who may be at risk and appropriate sources of advice and guidance. Refer to Safeguarding policy.
  5. To ensure that learners and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities in preventing violent Refer to Safeguarding and Prevent learner journey.

In order to achieve these objectives, Dynamic Training UK Ltd will concentrate on four areas;

Leadership and Values

To provide an ethos which upholds core values of shared responsibility and wellbeing for all learners, staff and visitors and promotes respect, equality and diversity and understanding. This will be achieved through:

  • Promoting core values of respect, equality and diversity, democratic society, learner voice and participation
  • Building staff and learner understanding of the issues and confidence to deal with them
  • Deepening engagement with local communities
  • Actively working with local schools, local authorities, police and other agencies

Teaching and Learning

To provide a curriculum which promotes knowledge, skills and understanding to build the resilience of learners, by undermining extremist ideology and supporting the learner voice. This will be achieved through:

  • Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and community cohesion
  • Promoting wider skill development such as social and emotional aspects of learning
  • Teaching and learning strategies which explore controversial issues in a way which promotes critical analysis and pro social values
  • Use of external programmes or groups to support learning while ensuring that the input supports college goals and values. Encouraging active citizenship and learner voice.

Learner Support

  • To ensure that staff are confident to take preventative and responsive steps working with partner professionals, families and This will be achieved through:
    • Listening to what is happening in the classroom and the community implementing anti-bullying strategies and challenging discriminatory behaviour
    • Helping learners and staff know how to access support in the classroom and or through community partners
  • Supporting and promoting fundamental British Values
  • Supporting problem solving and repair of harm
  • Supporting at risk learners through safeguarding and crime prevention processes
  • Focussing on narrowing the attainment gap for all learners

Managing Risks and Responding to Events

To ensure that we monitor risks and is ready to deal appropriately with issues which arise. It will do this through:

  • Understanding the nature of the threat from violent extremism and how this may impact directly or indirectly on our provision
  • Understanding and managing potential risks within the provision and from external influences
  • Responding appropriately to events in local, national or international news that may impact on learners and communities
  • Ensuring measures are in place to minimise the potential for acts of violent extremist within our provision
  • Ensuring plans are in place to respond appropriately to a threat or incident within the provision
  • Developing effective ICT security and responsible user policies

Updated: 01/05/2023

Review Date: 01/05/2024

Approved by Oliver Hill