e-Learning: Prevent Channel Awareness (Official Homeoffice)

Date & Time:

Tuesday 1 January 2030 ( - )

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This is a link to the official Homeoffice e-Learning aimed at staff who may be asked to contribute to or sit on a multi-agency Channel panel.

As a minimum, we would strongly recommend that you complete the Home Office Prevent Awareness Online Training before you proceed on this course.


Depending on your needs this product will help you understand

  • The objectives of the programme

  • The working process

  • Roles and responsibilities

It will share key learnings and best practice from those already involved around the country, and will allow you to work through example case studies so you can see the process in action.

Channel provides support to individuals who are vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism. They aim is to divert that person from their path of radicalisation before they become involved in any terrorist-related criminal activity.

The Channel process assesses referrals, and when necessary brings together a number of partner agencies, to discuss the concerns raised and organise a bespoke safeguarding support package for the vulnerable individual.

The Channel process is managed by the local authority, in conjunction with the police, on behalf of the Home Office.



This e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. It has benefitted from the feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others.

For details of the Prevent Duty in England & Wales see Revised Prevent duty guidance: for England and Wales - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


For local information and guidance please see:

Prevent in Somerset

Prevent Toolkit V2 - Feb 2019

Prevent & Channel Referral Guide

If you have any questions please either email the Public Health Training Administrator at publichealthtraining@somerset.gov.uk or contact the Local Authority Prevent lead prevent@somerset.gov.uk 



Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.

They can help if you act early. You won’t be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.

To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit actearly.uk


Other Act Early resources:

The Act Early toolkit contains digital assets including templates and messaging, posters, leaflets, four GIFs and a short social media film.: Act Early Toolkit

Campaign video: Act Early Video

Also being launched is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call through 0800 011 3764. This number will be staffed by Prevent teams to ensure the advice being given is appropriate and consistent.

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