Radicalisation & Extremism

Prevent Duty:

Prevent is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy CONTEST which aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.  The Prevent strategy addresses all forms of terrorism and prioritises according to the threat posed to national security.

Responsible authorities are local authorities, schools, further and higher education, the health sector, prison, probation and the police.  Further information can be found in the guidance: PLEASE CLICK HERE

The strategy has three main objectives:

Objective one: Ideology – respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism;

Objective two: Supporting vulnerable people – prevent people from being drawn into terrorism; and

Objective three: Work with key sectors and institutions – address risks.

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act received Royal Assent in February 2015 and will be reviewed regularly.

Training: There is an on-line training package that can be completed by all staff to raise their awareness about Channel: http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness

for more information please click here: Prevent  Information


Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) training

Prevent is part of the government counter-terrorism strategy. It’s designed to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots, preventing people from supporting terrorism or becoming involved in terrorism themselves.

Preventing vulnerable adults and children from being drawn into extremism is a safeguarding concern. It is essential that frontline staff are able to spot the signs and make a safeguarding referral.

There is no longer any WRAP training being delivered nationally due to changes at the Home Office.  There are new online packages from the Home Office.

New online content available from the Home Office:

Prevent Referrals: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/preventreferrals

Channel Awareness: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/channelawareness

Original E-Learning: https://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk/


Making a referral to Channel

Referrals to Channel are voluntary.  If you think that someone may be vulnerable to radicalisation you can call 0345 050 7666 during office hours and ask to be put through to the Oxfordshire MASH (for a child) or the Social and Health Care Team (for an adult).