PREVENT

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 students 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)

Indeed we have developed a College Prevent strategy which as a student you need to read and understand.

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 student who has a concern regarding Prevent, even if these concerns relate to the actions/words of other individuals, they should raise these issues with either their Tutor or alternatively a dedicated manager in the College who is:-

Christine Padgett

The College recognise that it needs to refine reporting option to those students who are not located on the College main site or are on work placement. Hence, if you have any concerns simply click on the report a PREVENT concern button below and then complete the form. You can then submit this form to the College for consideration by a college manager.

Run Hide Tell

Attacks in the UK and abroad 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.

National Counter Terrorism policing has provided advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.

The police service has released the short public information film called 'Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack' which sets out the key options for keeping safe should the worst happen. You can watch the film on the National Police Chiefs' Council YouTube account.

The Police advice in terrorist attacks is to 'run, hide and tell' - guidance which can be applied to any place.

RUN

  • Escape if you can
  • Consider the safest options
  • Is there a safe route? RUN if not HIDE
  • Can you get there without exposing yourself to greater danger?
  • Insist others leave with you
  • Leave belongings behind

HIDE

  • If you cannot RUN, HIDE
  • Find cover from gunfire
  • If you can see the attacker, they may be able to see you
  • Cover from view does not mean you are safe, bullets go through glass, brick, wood and metal
  • Find cover from gunfire e.g. substantial brickwork / heavy reinforced walls
  • Be aware of your exits
  • Try not to get trapped
  • Be quiet, silence your phone and turn off vibrate
  • Lock / barricade yourself in
  • Move away from the door

TELL

Call 999 - What do the police need to know? If you cannot speak or make a noise listen to the instructions given to you by the call taker.

  • Location - Where are the suspects?
  • Direction - Where did you last see the suspects?
  • Descriptions - Describe the attacker, numbers, features, clothing, weapons etc.
  • Further information - Casualties, type of injury, building information, entrances, exits, hostages etc.
  • Stop other people entering the building if it is safe to do so

ARMED POLICE RESPONSE

  • Follow officers instructions
  • Remain calm
  • Can you move to a safer area?
  • Avoid sudden movements that may be considered a threat
  • Keep your hands in view

OFFICERS MAY

  • Point guns at you
  • Treat you firmly
  • Question you
  • Be unable to distinguish you from the attacker
  • Officers will evacuate you when it is safe to do so

You must STAY SAFE

  • What are your plans if there were an incident?
  • What are the local plans? e.g. personal emergency evacuation plan
Internal Policies and Procedures College Prevent Risk Assessment External Context