Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism – PREVENT

Prevent - Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism
  • Duration: 4 hours

Synopsis of Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism – PREVENT

The aim of the course is to give you an awareness of the prevent – preventing radicalisation and extremism process so that you can feel confident about being proactive in taking a multi-agency approach to early intervention and support.

‘Prevent’ is part of the Government counter-terrorism strategy CONTEST2 and aims to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, as required by the Counter-Terrorism & Security Act 2015 and the Prevent Duty Statutory Guidance.

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • What radicalisation is
  • Spot the signs of someone vulnerable to extremist views
  • Be confident about safeguarding against extremist recruitment
  • Feel confident challenging extremist views
  • Understand the roles of statutory bodies to Prevent and what to expect them to do
  • The aims of Prevent
  • Potential risks to Prevent
  • Known when it is appropriate to make referrals to Channel

Module 1: Introduction to Prevent

  • What Prevent is?
  • What does terrorism look like?
  • Islamophobia in the UK
  • Who is at risk?
  • How radicalisation happens
  • Warning Signals
  • Case study/Story 1
  • Case Study/Story 2
  • Case Study/Story 3

Module 2: Complying with Prevent

  • Definitions
  • Laws & Legislation
  • General Guidance
  • Assessing Risks
  • Action Plans
  • Counter-Terrorism Local Profiles
  • Channel
  • Proportionate Response
  • Module Summary
  • Assessment

Module 3: Sector-Specific Guidance

  • Education
  • Schools and Children
  • Higher Education
  • Faith Institutions and Organisations
  • Health Care
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Prisons and probation
  • Young offenders and
  • Police
  • Local Authorities

Module 4: Prevent in Practice

  • Ahmed
  • Freddy
  • John
  • Implementation and Failures to implement Prevent
  • Overreactions
  • Safeguarding and stereotyping
  • Muslim stereotyping
  • Public response
  • Case Study Feeling Helpless
  • Summary


There is a vast amount of information out there to support you in understanding Prevent and areas we have discussed within the course you have undertaken. It is certainly a bigger subject, and this is a general snapshot to guide you in the right direction:


Module 1 – Introduction to Prevent

Module 2 – Complying with Prevent

Module 3 – Sector Specific Guidance

Module 4 – Prevent in Practice


PEO – Prevent Engagement Officers

SU – Students Union

ETF – Education & Training Foundations

BEIS – Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy

LGBTQ+ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning

LSCB – Local Safeguarding Children Board

FIP – Family Intervention Project

NUT – National Union of Teachers

EDL – English Defence League

CTLP – Counter-Terrorist Local Profile

MINAB – Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board

MHCLG – Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government

NOMS – National Offender Management Service

NPS – National Probation Service

CRC – Community Rehabilitation Companies

YJB – Youth Justice Board

MoJ – Ministry of Justice

YOT – Youth Offending Teams

BCU – Basic Command Unit

LPU – Local Policing Unit

There is no review for this course

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