e-Learning: Prevent Awareness (Official Homeoffice)
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This is a link to the official Homeoffice e-Learning relating to preventing radicalisation in children & young people.
The Prevent duty became law back in 2015. This is a duty on all schools and registered early years providers to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in your care, you must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere. This includes awareness of the expression of extremist views.
This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.
This is introductory training. It will provide an important foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation and the role that you can play in supporting those at risk.
This training addresses all forms of terrorism and non-violent extremism, including far right wing and Islamist extremism threatening the UK.
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:
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.