Prevent Duty Policy



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Prevent Duty

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Prevent Duty Statement 

On 1 July 2015 the Prevent duty (section 26) of The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force. This duty places the responsibility on local authorities, schools and other places of education to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. Betterweld Group Ltd is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its staff and students. As a training provider we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is as important as safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to explore diversity and understand Britain as a multi-cultural society; everyone should be treated with respect whatever their race, gender, sexuality, religious belief, special need, or disability. As part of our commitment to safeguarding we fully support the government's Prevent Strategy. 

Prevent Duty

Preventing Radicalisation in our Training Academy

Building resilience in our students and the promotion of fundamental British values is at the heart of preventing radicalisation. We do this by providing a safe place in which everyone can share and discuss issues and develop ideas. 

Our new prevent duty, is carried out under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which legally requires us to take steps to prevent pupils from being drawn into terrorism. We take this duty seriously and carry out the four main actions responsibly, namely: risk assessment, working in partnership, staff training and IT policies. If we assess a child as at risk, we will refer to the Channel Programme, which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

In terms of training, we will deliver WRAP training for our staff. (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent). An annual training programme will be produced to ensure this is updated. In terms of internet safety, we ensure suitable filters are in place to keep vulnerable students away from extremist materials.

We recognise that we play a vital role in keeping everyone safe from harm, including from the risks of extremism and radicalisation, and in promoting the welfare of all of our students.





What we do if there is a concern

If we have a concern about a particular student we will follow our normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the designated safeguarding lead, and where deemed necessary, with other third parties.

We may also contact the local police force or dial 101 (the non-emergency number). They can talk to us in confidence about concerns and help us gain access to support and advice.

The Department for Education has dedicated a telephone helpline (020 7340 7264) to enable staff  to raise concerns relating to extremism directly. Concerns can also be raised by email to Please note that the helpline is not intended for use in emergency situations, such as someone being at immediate risk of harm or a security incident In an emergency situation we will follow the recommended emergency procedures.