Straight A Training Prevent Strategy

The Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, places a duty upon all education providers to have regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Prevent is a key part of the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Early intervention is at the heart of Prevent in diverting people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.

The Prevent Duty forms part of the wider governments CONTEST counter terrorism strategy:
• Prevent terrorism – stop people becoming terrorists or supporting violent extremism
• Pursue terrorism – disrupt and stop terror attacks through disruption, investigation and detection
• Protect against terrorism – strengthen UK protection including borders, utilities, transport infrastructure and crowded places
• Prepare to deal with terrorism – mitigate impact of attacks that can’t be stopped

The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:
1. Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
3. Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.

Straight A Training have a responsibility to ensure:

• Training in regard to the Prevent Duty is undertaken as identified by managers and in accordance with governance requirements
• All team members are aware and confident of when it is appropriate to refer concerns about learners or colleagues to Straight A Training’s safeguarding officer

Prevent forms part of the safeguarding agenda which is identified in the Straight A Training Safeguarding Strategy 2019-2020. The organisation has designated safeguarding leads and all organisational employees are provided with training in regards to the Channel process and how the duty engages with requirements of their role, via face to face, distance and certificated learning. All team member partake in regular CPD activity and are required to complete the HM Government Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent training module.

The Prevent duty includes building learner resistance to the threat of radicalisation, challenging extremism and raising awareness of and demonstrating British values:
• Democracy
• Rule of Law
• Tolerance and understanding of different faiths
• Challenging discrimination
• Individual liberty

Straight A Training ensure that opportunities to promote all of the above values are currently facilitated within the Apprenticeship, including current resources, equality and diversity and safeguarding learning resources. Prevent is introduced both to employers and learners within the engagement and induction process and learners are encouraged to access the free Home Office short course: