PREVENT and Fundamental British Values

The Prevent strategy is a key part of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. This strategy aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The strategy aims to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and those who promote it, prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, and work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.

The College and its learners will:

  • Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat faced from those who promote it;
  • Protecting vulnerable people from harm at an early non-criminal stage;
  • Prevent is part of existing safeguarding responsibilities and not an additional job;
  • Have due regard to prevent learners from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
  • Work with other sectors who have a significant interaction with people who could be vulnerable to radicalisation i.e. BIS Prevent coordinators, local authorities, LSCB, Police, Fire service, NHS, other education providers, Youth Offending Service & Adult Probation Services. (via Silver CONTEST Group)

The College recognises and supports the promotion of fundamental British Values to all staff and learners and as a learner you may be challenged to reflect and abide by these values of:

  • Democracy;
  • The rule of law;
  • Individual liberty; and
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Any learner who has a concern regarding Prevent, even if these concerns relate to the actions/words of other individuals, should raise these issues with either their Lecturer/Training Consultant, or alternatively the Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Patrick O'Doherty

As a College, we recognise that there needs to be a reporting mechanism for learners who are based in the workplace or who are on work placement. Therefore, if you have any concerns, you can use the following form to report a safeguarding concern. This form will be sent to the DSL once submitted.

Report a Concern Form

 

You can report a safeguarding concern in any way you choose (speaking to your lecturer/Training Consultant, contacting the DSL or completing the form). What is important, is that you report any concerns that you have so that we can support you.

Recent events in the UK and around the world remind us all of the terrorist threat we face.

Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

If you are caught up in an incident follow government advice to 'run, hide and tell' - guidance which can be applied to many places and situations.

RUN to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go, then…

HIDE It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so…

TELL the police by calling 999.

Run Hide Tell Video

Run Hide Tell leaflet