What training is available on safeguarding from 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.
Below are details of nationally accredited e-learning and face-to-face training packages which may be helpful:
E-learning (suitable for all frontline public facing staff)
The 2013 Channel Implementation Review identified the need to increase practitioners’ knowledge of radicalisation, awareness of the Channel process, and confidence to make a safeguarding referral. In June 2015 the Government also published Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act to have due regard to the need to Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism
This e-learning package includes information on how Channel links to CONTEST through the Prevent strategy. There are case studies to help delegates to understand how to identify, refer, and support vulnerable individuals.
Delegates who successfully complete the eLearning (approx. 25 minutes) can print off a certificate to use for audit and inspection purposes (e.g. OFSTED). Note that you’ll need to print your certificate immediately on completion of the course because it will no longer be available once you have closed your browser window.
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 a number of partner agencies including the Police, LCC, and local authority departments across Lancashire who are all formally accredited to a national standard..
With the exception of the NHS, which has specialist trainers, this is available to any agency and is suitable for inclusion in induction programmes.
The training usually takes 1-2 hours and uses videos, case studies, and facilitated group discussions 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.
Advice and support
Further advice help and support is available from the Lancashire Police Prevent Team who can be contacted on the following numbers
Help advice around Prevent and counter terrorism is also available from several local authorities
For further information on resources and the training available you can also visit the Home Office website, which shows the Prevent product catalogue.