The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a new legal duty on specified authorities to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". This includes ensuring frontline staff have a good understanding of Prevent and how to refer when concerns are raised. We recommend two training products be selected based on your role and training requirements.
Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
A number of workshops to raise awareness of the Prevent Strategy are available for key staff. WRAP is a 2 hour workshop to raise awareness of the Prevent Strategy, understand the radicalisation process, and identify appropriate safeguarding referral processes including CHANNEL. WRAP is particularly valuable for anyone working directly with families, young people, vulnerable adults or has a safeguarding responsibility within their organisation. We recommend all such staff attend a WRAP workshop.
For Portsmouth City Council and Schools staff these should be booked via MLE (Course Code COACT115A Wrap - Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent).
For others, please contact Charlie Pericleous, Prevent Co-ordinator, Community Safety, at Portsmouth City Council for more information.
What is the purpose of this e-learning tool?
The new e-learning tool, aimed at those with responsibilities under the Prevent duty, particularly front line staff in schools and colleges, is designed to help raise awareness of radicalisation. It will help staff to identify the signs that someone may be at risk and where to go for support. This is introductory training. It provides a foundation on which to develop further knowledge around the risks of radicalisation.
How can the e-learning be accessed?
The e-learning will be publically accessible by visiting https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk. It will also be available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance
Who has been consulted in its development?
The e-learning has been developed following consultation with a wide range of people from the schools sector, local authorities and communities and many others.
Why have you developed the e-learning?
There are a wide range of Prevent training courses available. The most widely available of these is the HM Government produced Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). The e-learning draws on the key elements of WRAP to deliver an e-learning based training tool which is more accessible for the range of people who now have responsibilities to prevent people being drawn into terrorism following the commencement, last July 2015, of the Prevent statutory duty.