THE PREVENT DUTY

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With effect from 1st July 2015 the Counter Terrorism & Security Act gives  specified authorities  a legal duty to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

THE ACT REQUIRES THE ABOVE TO:

  • Work in partnership to agree risk and coordinate activity

  • Incorporate the duty into existing policies so it becomes part of day to day work

  • Develop an action plan to address identified risks

  • Train frontline staff

  • Make appropriate referrals to safeguard people from extremism

  • Ensure that Council resources are not used to promote extremism

  • Incorporate other agencies working with children (e.g. school clubs and groups, supplementary schools) into our safeguarding arrangements

 

THE SPECIFIED AUTHORITIES DEFINED IN THE ACT ARE

  • Local Authorities

  • Schools

  • Higher Education

  • Further Education

  • The Health Sector

  • Prisons & Probation

  • Police

 

In Dudley prevent work has been undertaken through the Dudley Prevent Delivery Group since 2007. The group works to deliver the actions in our action plan, which is agreed annually based on the Counter Terrorism Local Profile produced by the Counter Terrorism Unit of West Midlands Police.

 

CHANNEL

Individuals vulnerable to radicalisation can be referred into the “Channel” safeguarding process in order to prevent their being drawn into extremism. The below flowchart give more information about the referral process for use by colleagues concerned about any individual who they encounter.

REPORTING

Report online extremism: https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism

Report extremism you have seen in your community: https://act.campaign.gov.uk/

USEFUL LINKS & CONTACTS

For more information on prevent in Dudley email:

Sue Haywood - Head of Community Safety on sue.haywood@dudley.gov.uk 

OR CTU_GATEWAY@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

ACT EARLY 

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.

They can help if you act early. You won't be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.  

To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit https://actearly.uk/ 

 

LETS TALK ABOUT IT

Let’s Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism: http://www.ltai.info/ 

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE OPTIONS:

Find advice & support for any situation you might be facing:

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/radicalisation

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/terrorism

NSPCC

information pages about extremism

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation/ -

 

EDUCATE AGAINST HATE

UK Government micro site about Extremism and Hate for Parents https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/ 

CHILDLINE

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/

ONLINE GROOMING

For information on online grooming for radicalisation purposes please visit our online safety page

RUN HIDE TELL
Incidents in the UK and around the world remind us all of the terrorist threat we face. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises view the film here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES

RUN HIDE TELL

It is more important than ever that your organisation is aware of the heightened risks and adequately prepared for any potential attack.  New and detailed guidance is now available providing details of the simple measures that can be taken to minimise the impact of an attack and help save lives. This builds on the principles of RUN, HIDE, TELL published by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crowded-places-guidance/marauding-terrorist-attack-mta-run-hide-tell

CROWDED PLACES GUIDANCE 
The UK faces a real threat from terrorism and crowded places remain an attractive target.
Crowded places include shopping centres, sports stadia, bars, pubs, places of worship and clubs which are easily accessible to the public and attractive to terrorists.
Guidance has been written to help those charged with security at crowded places mitigate the threat and help make the UK less vulnerable to an attack.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/crowded-places-guidance

E'LEARNING

HM GOVERNMENT E-LEARNING TRAINING ON PREVENT AND CHANNEL

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.

This package is currently designed for those across the education and local authority sectors

To access please visit:

http://www.elearning.prevent.homeoffice.gov.uk

 

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

 

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

ACT (ACTION COUNTERS TERRORISM) AWARENESS E-LEARNING 
ACT has launched an updated version of the course to keep you and your staff at the forefront of helping protect the UK from terrorism. Version 2 has been developed in partnership with counter-terrorism officers to ensure the training covers the latest changes to the threat picture and developments in protective security advice.  Additional content covering a programme called SCaN (See, Check and Notify) is also included, as well as new and relevant activities and exercises to help train staff.  To access please visit: https://ct.highfieldelearning.com/

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

For educational resources and session plans please visit: 

https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/educationalresources

DUDLEY PREVENT REFERRAL PROCESS

Flow chart illustrating the Prevent referral process

PREVENT REFERRAL FORM

TACKLING TERRORISM TOGETHER

Short guides to key issues affecting communities in the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia policing areas.

PREVENT STRATEGY 2017

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION REPORT

UK GOVERNMENT PREVENT DUTY GUIDANCE:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance

 

UK GOVERNMENT COUNTER EXTREMISM STRATEGY:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/contest 

UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE: PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM RADICALISATION - THE PREVENT DUTY:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/protecting-children-from-radicalisation-the-prevent-duty

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