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THE PREVENT DUTY

FOR REFERRALS PLEASE USE THE PROCESS AND REFERRAL DOCUMENTS BELOW 
 
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 Mids 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

 

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/

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

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