About The Course
Government intelligence indicates that further terrorist attacks in our country are ‘highly likely and history shows us that the threat comes not just from foreign nationals, but from terrorists born and bred in Britain. It is therefore vital that our country's counter-terrorism strategy contains a plan to prevent radicalisation. The Prevent strategy, published by the Government is part of the overall counter-terrorism strategy.
This CPD approved video-based e-learning course starts with an overview of the Government’s Prevent strategy and then looks at some of the reasons people become extremists. It goes on to cover the objectives of the Prevent strategy, how to base your actions on a risk-based approach, what to do if you are concerned and recommended reporting procedures.
Aims of the course
The course aims to educate and inform employees about their duties and responsibilities with regards to the Government Prevent strategy and will ensure that those in key sectors are trained and knowledgeable about what to do if they are concerned.
Who is it for?
This course is for any individual in any organisation that deals with members of the public, especially those in key sectors such as Education, Faith, Charities, the Justice system and many more.
Overview about the course, what Prevent is, how to apply Prevent, advice on sharing information professionally, Government support, key elements of risk assessment, radicalisation journey, warning signs, what you should do if you are concerned, the Channel process and Local Authorities.
2. WHAT IS PREVENT?
History of Prevent Strategy, CONTEST (Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare), Strategic Objectives, Definition of Extremism, What the Government Prevent Strategy says and means, the purpose of Prevent, the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015), Specified Authorities and Best Practice.
3. PREVENT OBJECTIVES
Challenging the ideology, community reach, challenging apologists, law enforcement, supporting vulnerable people, the risk of entry into the Prevent programme, building on the Channel process, research and international collaboration, working with key sectors (education, faith, health, criminal justice, charities, the internet).
4. DELIVERING PREVENT WITH A RISK-BASED APPROACH
How Prevent is coordinated, priority areas, the role of Policing, local authority work, work overseas and funding. Demonstrating understanding of risk specific to your sector - effective leadership, working in partnership, appropriate capabilities. Information, monitoring and support. Case by case support and assessment. The Data Protection Act 1998, The Human Rights Act 1998. Record keeping and compliance, inspection regimes, risk assessments.
5. EXTREMISM, RADICALISATION AND TERRORISM
The radicalisation process, behavioural and situational changes and early indicators, more advanced warning signs, marked behaviour changes when moving towards terrorist activity, examples of extreme behaviour, stemming radicalisation.
6. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED
The Channel process, open communication, early intervention plan, understanding the situation, appropriate support and service providers, supporting those who refuse help - early action, social relations, ideology and criminal activity, who to involve or ask for help at each stage of the process, when to act.
7. THE CHANNEL PROCESS
What the process involves, Channel panels, Aims, Three Objectives - identify at risk individuals, assess risk and develop support, protecting vulnerable people, is a support package needed, developing bespoke support packages.
8. BRITISH VALUES
Developing a sense of belonging and support for core values, effective practice for employers, educational establishment requirements, types of government - democracy, anarchy, communism, monarchy, constitutional monarchy, dictatorship, phallocracy.
Each module of this course requires the learner to take a short assessment before they will be able to progress to the next module. All modules must be completed and passed to pass the course.