For further information please visit Coventry’s Prevent website
Coventry – Manjeet Pangli
For further information please visit Warwickshire Prevent website
Warwickshire – Geoff Thomas
Act Early – Counter Terrorism (CT) Policing have launched a new safeguarding website aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation. CT Policing would like your support in promoting awareness of this new website. The site can be accessed by clicking here.
What is Prevent?
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is part of Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST). It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and violent extremism.
The Prevent statutory duty, which came into force on 1 July 2015, has prompted a significant step forward in the delivery of Prevent work across all public sector organisations. This includes engagement with local communities, groups and organisations to help safeguard local people from the risks of radicalisation to violent extremism. The range of our work includes supporting local community projects, providing training and awareness around radicalisation and safeguarding those who may be affected.
The Prevent Strategy has three key objectives:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it;
- Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and
- Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address. It is set up to challenge all forms of terrorism, including the influence of far right and far left extremists. It defines extremism as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”.
Prevent operates in a pre-criminal space, providing support and re-direction to vulnerable individuals at risk of being groomed into terrorist activities before any crimes are committed. Radicalisation could be comparable to other forms of harm and abuse. It is therefore considered a safeguarding issue and thought of alongside the wider safeguarding agenda.
The Prevent Duty requires that if there are concerns that an individual may be vulnerable to radicalisation around violent extremism then these concerns need to be shared so that appropriate support is provided in order to safeguard those individuals. A partnership referral form has been prepared to make sure that it is easier to outline and submit the referrals.
To make a Prevent referral, a referral form needs to be sent to both of the following email addresses: CTU_GATEWAY@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk and email@example.com or contact West Midlands Police on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
If you consider anything to be suspicious or connected with terrorism. Call the Anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321 to report your concerns in the strictest confidence.
Coventry City Council Prevent email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevent and Channel – A Practitioner’s Guide to Safeguarding People from Radicalisation and Terrorism
Channel is a key element of the Prevent Strategy. It is a multi-agency approach to identifying and providing support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism.
The following leaflet provides more information on how the Channel process works in Warwickshire. Channel meetings are currently held monthly.
If you need to make a referral, please download the referral form here:
To understand the pathway process for Channel Panel referral system, click below:
Warwickshire Channel Panel Pathway
If you have any worries or concerns, or would like more information on Prevent, and the signs and behaviours, please contact Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Prevent officers on email@example.com.
In an emergency, call 999.
This training is designed to make sure that when we share a concern of a vulnerable individual who may be being radicalised, the referral is robust, informed and with good intentions, and that the response to that concern is considered, and proportionate.
Channel awareness E Learning
Designed to help understand the objectives of Channel, the working process, roles and responsibilities
Level 1 – Basic Awareness
E-Learning for Health E-LFH
E learning package from the home office
Prevent awareness E-learning
This offers an introduction to the Prevent Duty and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves.
Level 3 – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
WRAP can be completed either through the ‘Preventing Radicalisation – Level 3’ e-learning session OR through the ‘Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health) – Level 3’ e-learning equivalent, or in person via a workshop.
Preventing Radicalisation – Level 3
This course covers the statutory and mandatory training required for Preventing Radicalisation Level 3 for all staff who are required to access WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent).
Preventing Radicalisation (Mental Health) – Level 3
This course covers the statutory and mandatory training required for Preventing Radicalisation Level 3 for all staff whom are required to access WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent).
Protecting children from radicalisation: the prevent duty
Guidance for schools and childcare providers on preventing children and young people from being drawn into terrorism.
Channel and Prevent Multi-Agency Panel (PMAP) guidance
Channel and PMAP are part of the Prevent strategy. The process is a multi-agency approach to identify and support individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism.
Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST)
The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the risk to the UK and its interests overseas from terrorism.
NHSE Guidance for mental health services in exercising duties to safeguard people from the risk of radicalisation
This guidance is aimed at staff working in NHS mental health services. It is designed to support providers and staff to exercise their statutory and professional duties to safeguard vulnerable adults, children and young people at risk of radicalisation.
Reporting online extremist material
The use of social media for online radicalisation