Hopefully you tuned in to last week’s free webinar on
Thursday 1st September, hosted by Beej Kaczmarczyk, Director at
Learning Curve Group and co-presented by Smart Assessor’s very own, Danny
The aim of the webinar was to discuss how best to go about
Implementing the Prevent Duty and the Strategy in the FE and Skills Sector. The
idea behind this concept is to safeguard learners at risk of extremist
influencers and stop those extremists that may seek to radicalise learners on
In the report, there was criticism from Ofsted inspectors
who fed back that ‘too many providers see the Prevent duty as little more than
a tick-box exercise and do not regard it as an important part of their
responsibilities towards learners.’
Beej explained that there are 3 I’s that are relevant to the
prevent duty and respond to the challenge of terrorism, these are as follows:
Ideological challenges: How does it impact learners through
teaching, learning and assessing?
Individuals: How do you assess the risk of individuals in
your organisations and deal with these individuals?
Institution: supporting sectors institutions, by increasing
resilience for staff. How do trainers get the appropriate training and how do
they express concerns in a certain way?
He mentions that you mustn’t just think about building
itself but also parts of the institution, specifically data. Schools, colleges,
training providers etc. all hold mass amounts of data and information that
could be very useful to those extremists looking to encourage terrorism,
institutions need to ensure this data is protected.
This is something we take great care in at Smart Assessor to
protect our clients’ important information. Under our learner or assessor
accounts we have a tab dedicated to the prevent duties that providers should be
including as part of their institution safeguarding.
You can also upload evidence that proves to learners or
assessors that you are competent in implementing the prevent duty which Beej
proves is highly important. Mapping evidence of your competencies allows you to
have an audit trail as well as see what elements of your resources are working
and which aren’t, that way you can see where you need to improve.
The prevent duty is an important part of any skills and
education provider, one that must be taken seriously. if you missed the webinar
and would like to listen to it or check out the slides – please click the
To view the video click here
To read the slides click here
To view our prevent brochure click here