Safeguarding Children:



The Prevent Duty Guidance (under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015) which places a duty on schools, and child care providers, to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This legal duty came into force on 1st July 2015. The duty placed on schools covers 4 areas:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Working in Partnership
  • Staff Training
  • IT Policies

The training element of the Prevent Duty will make this training statutory for all staff in a similar way to Safeguarding training. BSCB are now running a series of training courses, and will also be attending all Blackpool schools to present the training.

Prevent Resources

Letter from the DfE regarding Prevent Duty (pdf, 168kb)

The Prevent Duty Guidance (pdf,591kb)

Prevent Duty Departmental Advice (pdf,236kb)

Social Media Policy (pdf, 676kb)

The Association of Directors of Children's Services - Radicalisation and Extremism

Prevent for Schools