COVID-19 Recovery | Responding to the Prevent Risks in the Education Sector

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Prevent Education Officer, Rabena Sharif, for the attention of all education settings.

The DfE’s briefing for schools and colleges has now been published. This is a briefing note for senior leaders, teachers and safeguarding leads at schools and further education providers on how extremists are using COVID-19 to promote disinformation, misinformation and conspiracy theories.

This non-statutory advice from the Department for Education has been produced to provide a short summary of the extremist response to COVID-19, highlighting the additional radicalisation risks for children and young people and suggested actions for settings to take.

We would appreciate your support in sharing and promoting this with schools and further education settings.