SELECT GROUP BEHAVIOURS

The circumstances behind these behaviours may not be related to a safeguarding issue.

And taken on their own, they may not be a cause for concern.

The way we establish that is to get a broader view, and be informed about their context.

Let’s look in more detail at the three changes in behaviour you selected.

BEHAVIOURS THAT
CAUSE CONCERN

We’ll now start to make this more relevant to you.

Think about the members of the public you support through your job role. Think about who they are. When, how and where you come into contact with them.

Now think about whether there has been a time when one of them confided in you, or asked for your help. Or perhaps it was a workmate or colleague who came to you for advice. Or when you have been concerned about them.


What did they do or say that perhaps made you worry about their welfare?


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SELECT GROUP BEHAVIOURS

Keeping that in mind, we're now going to concentrate on changes in behaviour in someone that might give you concern.

Don't worry about what might be driving those behaviours, just take a look at the words in the exercise and think about which ones you'd expect to notice, or may have noticed in the past.

Which three do you think are the most likely?

Click on the chosen words.

DISENGAGEMENT
ASKING INAPPROPRIATE QUESTIONS
CHANGE IN APPEARANCE
BECOMING DETACHED OR WITHDRAWN
SIGNS OF STRESS
ISOLATION FROM FRIENDS AND/OR FAMILY
FIXATED ON ONE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION
CRYING
QUICK TO ANGER
UNHEALTHY USE OF INTERNET
WHAT'S BEHIND THOSE BEHAVIOURS?

What do you think is most likely to be driving those changes in behaviour in the individuals you thought about?

Below are 12 potential reasons that have been put forward by front line professionals that have engaged in Prevent training.

Click on the ones that have also come to your attention in your professional experience.

When you have selected one or more, click to continue.

LOSS
SENSE OF GRIEVANCE OR INJUSTICE
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY / REOFFENDING
RADICALISATION
PEER/FAMILY PRESSURE
DRUGS & ALCOHOL
LOW SELF ESTEEM
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
UNEMPLOYMENT
GROUP/GANG MEMBERSHIP
SOCIAL EXCLUSION
STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION

You selected Radicalisation.

This could mean you have had experience of it occurring to those you have most contact time with.

Though the risk of radicalisation is small, it is important that those responsible under the Prevent duty like yourself are aware of the process, and what it looks like.

We are now going to explore the process of radicalisation, and what you and your colleagues can do to begin the correct, proportionate response in those rare instances when it occurs.

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Radicalisation was one of the 12 drivers you could have selected.

Of course, it is far less likely to be a driving concerning changes in behaviour than for example, loss, peer pressure, or drug or alcohol abuse.

The numbers of those at risk are comparatively very small. However; the risk is there, and the potential consequences of it mean we can’t ignore the possibility – no matter how remote it is.

If you are alert to the possibility of it taking place, there is a stronger chance you would be able to notice when someone is at risk. That is because, in some cases, radicalisation could also elicit the concerning changes in behaviour you highlighted earlier.

So let’s understand a little more about the process of radicalisation, and what the correct, proportionate response to it would look like.

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RADICALISATION

It was encouraging to see radicialisation listed in you're top three. It's such a help to supporting people under the Prevent Strategy if someone like yourself is aware of this process, and doesn't think "it will never happen here."

However remote the opportunities for radicalisation may be, it is worth recognising that it would also elicit the concerning changes in behaviour you picked up on in the previous exercise.

We're now therefore going to get to understand a little more about the process of radicalisation, so if that was the cause of those behaviours, you'd know what to do to begin the correct, proportionate response.

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RADICALISATION

It was encouraging to see you clicked "radicialisation". It's such a help to supporting people under the Prevent Strategy if someone like yourself is aware of this process.

However remote the likelihood for radicalisation may be, it should be noted that it would also elicit the concerning changes in behaviour you picked up on in the previous exercise.

We're now therefore going to get to understand a little more about the process of radicalisation, so if you were to notice such behaviours in an individual, and that was the cause of those behaviours, you'd know what to do to begin the correct, proportionate response.

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RADICALISATION

You're right: the vulnerabilities you mentioned are the most likely to be driving concerning changes in behaviour.

However, radicalisation was also on the list of possibilites; and while it is unlikley it is worth recognising that it could also elicit the concerning changes in behaviour you would pick up on.

We're now therefore going to get to understand a little more about the process of radicalisation, so if you were to notice such behaviours in an individual, and that was the cause of those behaviours, you'd know what to do to begin the correct, proportionate response.

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