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Prevent Extremism

Prevent is one of the four core elements of the:

Government’s Strategy for countering terrorism (CONTEST)

Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack

The Prevent strategy has three main objectives:

Objective one: Ideology – respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism;

Objective two: Supporting vulnerable people – prevent people from being drawn into terrorism; and

Objective three: Work with key sectors and institutions – address risks.

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act received Royal Assent in February 2015 and will be reviewed regularly.

The Counter Terrorism & Security Act (February 2015) placed a duty on local authorities and other ‘specified authorities’ to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism.

Local authorities are vital to protecting the public, safeguarding children and adults with care and support needs, as well as preventing crime and promoting strong, integrated communities. They are therefore well-placed to work in partnership to manage risk and co-ordinate activity to prevent people being drawn into extremism.


There is an on-line training package that can be completed to raise awareness about spotting the signs and making a referral to Channel. http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness

 Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) training

Prevent is part of the government counter-terrorism strategy. It’s designed to tackle the problem of terrorism at its roots, preventing people from supporting terrorism or becoming involved in terrorism themselves.

WRAP training has been designed to provide an overview to the government’s Prevent strategy and how this is being implemented in Oxfordshire.

Preventing vulnerable adults and children from being drawn into extremism is a safeguarding concern. It is essential that frontline staff are able to spot the signs and make a safeguarding referral.

Who should attend:

This workshop is the baseline staff training, designed by HM Government.

  • Any staff member requiring awareness training may attend.
  • Any member of staff who has regular contact with vulnerable adults or children would benefit from WRAP training.

About the WRAP workshop

The workshop provides an overview of the Prevent Strategy and ways of identifying individuals vulnerable to radicalisation, as well as those who radicalise. You will learn:

  • About the new Prevent duty and why it is a safeguarding issue
  • How to recognise potential individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation
  • How the Channel Panel supports those vulnerable to extremism
  • How and when to make a referral.

How to book:

Please complete the booking form to book a place on the WRAP training.

For further information about Prevent visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/preventingextremism


the Channel (Panel)

Referrals to Channel are voluntary.  If you think that someone may be vulnerable to radicalisation you can call 0345 050 7666 during office hours to go through to the Oxfordshire MASH (for a child) or the Social and Health Care Team (for an adult).

Print-out Oxfordshire Prevent Referral Poster.

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Last Updated on the 23/02/2016