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SRS compliance Prevent training – Sign up for sessions

13 May 2021

SRS compliance are running Prevent training sessions for any staff with a student facing role, who have completed the online training. We are inviting all relevant staff to sign up.


As you may be aware, all staff in student-facing roles are offered training on UCL’s procedures and policies surrounding the Prevent duty. The SRS compliance team will be delivering a refresher session for staff who have previously completed the training or those who are new to UCL. The hour-long training sessions are planned for the following dates:

  1. 2 June 2021 – 1–2pm
  2. 3 June 2021 – 2–3pm
  3. 10 June – 10–11am
  4. 14 June 2021 – 10–11am
  5. 24 June 2021 – 11–12 am

To sign up for one of these training sessions, please complete the UCL Prevent Refresher Training form. If you are unable to attend any of the above dates but wish to attend a session, please indicate this on the form and we will be in touch to arrange another session when possible.

Please share with any of your colleagues who you think this training may be relevant to.

Why is UCL delivering training on Prevent?

Government guidance requires that universities have in place policies for events with external speakers, welfare and pastoral care, IT usage and deliver training to support staff. The Office for Students (OfS) monitors compliance around delivering the Prevent Duty.

What is UCL’s approach to Prevent?

UCL’s approach to Prevent focuses on the welfare of our students and staff. We want to ensure that we train key staff on processes related to Prevent, such as safeguarding vulnerable individuals and procedures for events with external speakers.

Who is this training relevant to?

This Prevent training is relevant to any staff member who has a student facing role, elements of their role are student facing or has a particular interest in safeguarding and the Prevent duty.

All staff who wish to complete this more in-depth training should have completed the mandatory online module on Prevent that includes further information about management of events with external speakers. You can access the online training via the UCL website. This training should be completed by all UCL staff.

What will be covered?

The training will cover in more detail subjects covered in the online training such as what is Prevent, what are the objectives of the Prevent duty, and how the Prevent duty applies to UCL, and our processes. You can find more information about Prevent at UCL on the UCL web pages.

If you have any queries about the Prevent Duty and UCL’s approach or training opportunities, please get in touch.