Prevent – Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism

  • Duration: 4 hours

‘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.

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

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 within Prevent and what to expect them to do
  • The aims of Prevent
  • Potential risks of 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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