What training is available around extremism?
Safeguarding from extremism is no different to how practitioners would share a concern about drugs, physical and sexual abuse or any other form of criminality. However, below you will find details of a Nationally accredited e-learning and a face-to-face training package which may be helpful:-
E-learning (suitable for all frontline public facing staff)
Amongst the key findings from the 2013 Channel Implementation Review was to take steps to increase knowledge of radicalisation, awareness of the Channel process and confidence to make a safeguarding referral and to provide additional training products to support this.
This e-learning package includes information on how Channel links to CONTEST through the Prevent strategy. There are case studies to help end users understand the process of identifying and referring vulnerable individuals, in addition to providing them with support.
Users who successfully complete the eLearning (approx. 25 minutes) can print off a certificate which can be used for audit and inspection purposes (i.e. Ofsted). Please note that of the user leaves the website during the session they will need to complete all items again to gain the certificate.
Face to face workshop - WRAP 3
This ‘Step- Up’ training is suitable for those working in safeguarding roles, PHSE leads at schools and managers.
The approved Home Office training package ‘WRAP’ 3 stands for Working to Raise Awareness of the Prevent Strategy. It is delivered by trainers from the police and other agencies who are all formally accredited to a National Standard. With the exception of the NHS who have specialist trainers any agency can identify suitable trainers to deliver this within their own agency and consider it in their induction procedures. The two hour session uses videos, case studies and facilitated group discussion to look at the issue of vulnerability. Recognising, understanding and referring concerns (where appropriate) are all covered in the session together with techniques used by those who target vulnerable people.