What is Preventing Radicalisation Training?

With increasing concerns about the radicalisation of young people, there is a need to actively challenge extremist views and prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. Keeping children safe from harm includes keeping them safe from extreme ideologies and behaviours. So how can we prevent radicalisation?

This blog will explain what radicalisation means, what to do if you think someone is at risk of radicalisation, and what the Prevent duty is.

What is preventing radicalisation training?

Radicalisation is when an individual or group adopts increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice.

Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorism and operates in a ‘pre-criminal space’. Prevent strategy focused on providing support and re-direction to individuals at risk of or in the process of being groomed/radicalised into terrorist activity before any crime is committed.

Radicalisation is comparable to other forms of exploitation; it is a safeguarding issue of which staff working in the health sector must be aware.

What is the current legal or relevant expert guidance on preventing radicalisation training?

These are the current legal expert guidance regarding preventing radicalisation training:

  • Legislation
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (2015)
  • Key Guidance
  • NHS England (2017), Prevent Training and Competencies Framework
  • HM Government (July 2015), Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales
  • HM Government (2011), Prevent Strategy
  • HM Government (2018) CONTEST: The UK Strategy for countering terrorism
  • NHS England (2017), Guidance for mental health services in exercising duties to safeguard people from the risk of radicalisation.

Who needs preventing radicalisation training?

Preventing radicalisation training is divided into three levels:

  • Level 1 (Basic Prevent Awareness) - All clinical and non-clinical staff in contact with adults/children and young people’s parents/carers.
  • Level 2 (Prevent Awareness) - All staff who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of an adult or child where there are safeguarding concerns. This will include, for example:
  • GPs
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Front line ambulance staff
  • Chaplaincy staff.
  • Level 3 (Awareness of Prevent) - Named professionals, named health professionals in ambulance organisations and named GPs for organisations commissioning Primary Care and Designated Professionals.

How often should you do preventing radicalisation training?

Basic Prevent Awareness training should be repeated every three years to ensure that individuals are updated with current procedures and contacts. The training compliance target for this training should align with the local agreed safeguarding key performance indicators.

Prevent Radicalisation Awareness training should be repeated every three years to ensure that individuals are updated with current procedures and contacts. Organisations should ensure that staff are provided with appropriate updating/briefing on Prevent at least yearly.

What are the standards for training delivery?

In addition to Basic Prevent Awareness and Prevent Awareness, there is a level of competence relevant to organisational Prevent Leads in both commissioner and provider organisations.
Basic Prevent Awareness training can be incorporated into an organisation’s face-to-face or e-learning material via:

  • Induction sessions
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Children training and Level 1 Safeguarding Adults training
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Children training and Level 2 Safeguarding Adults training
  • Safeguarding E-Learning package.

Where can I find online training courses on how to prevent radicalisation?

The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private companies, charitable and third sector organisations.

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