Prevent training

Prevent Training for Early Years

Early Years and The Prevent Duty

  • Understand the government’s counter-terrorism strategy and where the Prevent Duty fits in
  • Learn what is expected of those in leadership positions in an early year’s environment
  • Identify what extremism and radicalisation are, who may be at risk and how to support them
  • Identify characteristics that may indicate a person is susceptible to radicalisation
  • Understand what providers must do to comply
  • Meet Ofsted requirements of Prevent Duty
  • Understand what to do if you have a concern

How to Promote Equality and Diversity in the Early Years linked to British Values

This course will look at how the Early Years Foundation Stage framework supports early year’s providers to do this in an age appropriate way through the lens of equality and diversity.  The British Values include:

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

Early year providers must have a clear strategy for embedding these values and show how their work with children has been effective in doing so. This would be by:

  • Providing opportunities for children to have a voice
  • Ensuring children understand the differences between right and wrong and accept responsibility for their behaviour
  • Enabling children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Encouraging respect for other people and acquire tolerance and appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures

Equality and Diversity in Early Years using Persona Dolls pedagogic approach

“A stronger sense of ‘belonging’ and citizenship makes communities more resilient to terrorist ideology and propagandists. We believe that Prevent depends on integration, democratic participation and a strong interfaith dialogue”.

How do we discuss such areas with young children?  The Persona Doll approach encourages feelings of belonging, inclusion, participation, understanding and acceptance of cultures and faiths similar and different from our own
This course will examine how:

  • Persona story-telling sessions provide a forum for every child to express their ideas and opinions i.e. democracy in action
  • This approach emphasises equality and inclusion and encourages children to respond to others with respect, empathy and sensitivity i.e. British values.
  • The dolls promote children’s feelings of belonging, self-esteem and pride in their own cultural and family backgrounds while respecting and valuing those of the rest of the group i.e. British Values

For further information and booking dates from May 2021 onwards please see the Coventry City Council Early Years Training Programme 


Email: [email protected]

Coventry City Council

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