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
The Health Sector
Prisons & Probation
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.
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.
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
GOV.UK PREVENT GUIDANCE PAGE
This page will provide the public with clear, accessible information about the Prevent programme, advice on how to make a referral and the types of support offered through Channel.
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:
information pages about extremism
EDUCATE AGAINST HATE
UK Government micro site about Extremism and Hate for Parents https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/
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.
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.
PREVENT DUTY TRAINING: LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT PEOPLE VULNERABLE TO RADICALISATION
The government training courses are designed, and are appropriate for, staff working in sectors covered by the Prevent duty. These include education, health, local authorities, police, prisons, probation and youth justice. Other sectors that are not covered may also complete this training. You do not have to complete all the courses. You should refer to your organisation's training requirements to determine which courses are appropriate for you.
List of courses
To access please visit:
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
For educational resources and session plans please visit:
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.
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PARTNERSHIP INFORMATION REPORT
UK GOVERNMENT PREVENT DUTY GUIDANCE:
UK GOVERNMENT COUNTER EXTREMISM STRATEGY:
UK GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE: PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM RADICALISATION - THE PREVENT DUTY: