Prevent Safeguarding update from Lee Ross Detective Constable 2336 Humberside Police


The Home Office have circulated new e-learning packages relating to Prevent, suggestion from DC Ross/Kitching that the e-learning can be implemented as part of training plans across all organisations, with a view to upskilling staff across the partnerships. Suitable for all organisations represented.

The training packages are all very good and are more than adequate given Humberside’s status as a Tier 3 area taking into account risk/threat.

All three packages provide a certificate at the conclusion of the training packages.

Prevent awareness eLearning

The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. It includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies. The link to the training is below.

Prevent Referrals

The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people.

The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support. A link to the training is below.

Included in the e-learning are videos of example referrals (good & bad), reminder of partners responsibilities to follow existing safeguarding procedures before referral is made a discussion around the 3M’s (misguided, malicious and misinformed).

Channel Awareness

This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, chair a Channel Panel or simply find out more about what Channel panels are. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting. It covers both an introduction to what Channel is, how it operates in the user’s region, and how to organise a Channel Panel for the first time. In response to feedback, it also covers information sharing, including how, when and with whom to share information of a Channel case. A link to the Channel Panel training is below.

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Prevent Safeguarding Referral form

New referral form for Prevent

What is Prevent? (information from

Prevent was set up in 2006 by the Labour government as part of the wider counter-terrorism strategy called CONTEST. Prevent’s aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

It was reviewed by the Coalition government in 2011 in order to separate direct counter-terrorism activities from integration work with communities.

The Prevent strategy has three objectives:

  • Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it,
  • Protecting vulnerable people,
  • Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.

Under the Prevent strategy organisations like councils and schools develop projects to reduce the risk of people becoming involved in terrorist activity.

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Safeguarding Adults Board – Multi-Agency Learning & Workforce Development Strategy

This strategy applies to all statutory agencies that are part of North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board including all services commissioning and contracted that are involved in the protection, support and care of adults who are or may be eligible for community care services.

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