The Prevent Duty
The current threat of terrorism in the United Kingdom can involve the exploitation of vulnerable individuals; including children, young people and vulnerable adults. All specified authorities (including organisations proving contracted services) subject to the Prevent Duty need to provide appropriate training for staff.
The Prevent - Safeguarding Individuals Vulnerable to Violent Extremism training course is designed to equip those staff working within the public, private and third sectors to gain a greater understanding of the various factors that may influence an individual towards violent extremism. The course is designed to provide a clear framework for professionals working with children and adults, where possible concerns exist to suggest individuals may be at risk of being radicalised towards violent extremist activity.
▸ Understand key definitions such as extremism, radicalisation and terrorism, the relationship between them and how they are relevant to your role
▸ The UK Governments Counter Terrorism strategy CONTEST
▸ The Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015. The Legal implications upon specified authorities and those organisations providing contracted services to specified authorities.
▸ An overview of Islamic, extreme far right and lone actor extremism
▸ Social psychology and group dynamics
▸ Recognise the vulnerabilities and warning signs of radicalisation
▸ Personal experiences as a Prevent Engagement officer - engaging with extremists
▸ Recognise the various methods and strategies used by extremists and terrorist organisations to radicalise and recruit vulnerable individuals
▸ The role of social media, imagery, language, narratives, demonstrations and personal contact
▸ Understand how to prevent people from becoming drawn to extremist ideologies and terrorism through Prevent and Channel
Vince Donovan (Company Director, Conflict Solutions Training & Consultancy Ltd.) retired from South Wales Police in September 2014. Vince served the last six years of his police career as a Prevent Engagement officer in Cardiff, gaining considerable experience while engaging with a large number of vulnerable individuals, including, working closely with the families of those involved in terrorist campaigns and others whose sons had travelled to join terrorist groups in Kenya (Al-Shabaab) and Syria (ISIS), respectfully.
During Vince’s service as a Prevent Engagement officer, he worked closely with statutory partners in the South Wales area, including Local Authorities, the Health Service, Probation and Education (H.E. and F.E.) and on behalf of South Wales Police led on the design and subsequent delivery of bespoke Prevent related training programs (including WRAP - Workshops to Raise Awareness of Prevent) to staff within the police service, statutory and external partners alike.
Have liaised with FE Colleges, Universities, Health Departments and Local Authorities representatives have shared their experience of attending ‘WRAP 3’ training events. These have generally been disappointing. Views expressed suggest a distinct lack of experience, knowledge and understanding by the respective trainers. Criticisms highlight the fact that trainers simply follow a script, which unfortunately fails to encourage focused questions and discussions about an extremely topical and emotive area of safeguarding, particularly at this present time.
In view of the significant experience in this specialist field, I would encourage you to join me on the 'Prevent -Safeguarding Individuals Vulnerable to Violent Extremism’ training course.