This training offers an introduction to Prevent, which aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism, or becoming terrorists themselves, and in doing so protects them and our communities.
Radicalisation is comparable to other forms of exploitation; it is therefore a safeguarding issue relevant to staff working in the health sector, who are well placed to identify individuals who may be groomed into criminal and terrorist activity.
Staff must therefore be able to recognise signs of radicalisation and be confident in referring individuals who can then receive support in the pre-criminal space.
This training will provide the context in which to develop such safeguarding skills and procedures, whatever the risk of radicalisation may be, including far right-wing and Islamist extremism.
The e-learning has been developed by HM Government following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations, including NHS England staff, mental health practitioners and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Links to further information can be found at the end of this training.