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Preventing Radicalisation

This CSTF-aligned course aims to familiarise you with the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy: Contest, specifically the Prevent Strategy. It is aimed specifically at healthcare staff, with a focus on Prevent being a safeguarding need.

Skills for Health's Preventing Radicalisation elearning course
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins approx.
CPD: 1 credit
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
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Course Provider: Skills For Health
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All health and social care staff

This course is made up of the following modules:

  • Preventing radicalisation
  • Duty in healthcare
  • Identifying vulnerability factors
  • Taking action

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe what the Prevent strategy is, core principles, and legal obligation that you have with the Prevent Duty.
  • Evaluate your own practices of safeguarding adults and children, in line with your organisation’s protocols.
  • Define what makes an individual vulnerable to radicalisation, how this follows a similar pattern to other forms of grooming such as child sexual exploitation or gang activity.
  • Recognise the external signs of a person who could be being drawn into terrorism.
  • Discuss how radicalisation works, and how people can be drawn into violent terrorist activities.
  • Describe how radicalisers can influence vulnerable people and how their message is communicated.
  • Identify who you should contact if you have a concern within your organisation.
  • Briefly describe what happens to a referral, the process this follows, what Channel is and where it sits within Prevent.

This course meets the outcomes for Core Skills Training Framework subject 8, Preventing Radicalisation.

Subject 8a: Preventing Radicalisation

The learner will:

  • understand the objectives of the Prevent strategy and the health sector contribution to the Prevent agenda
  • know own professional responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding of adults, children and young people at risk
  • understand the vulnerability factors that can make individuals susceptible to radicalisation or a risk to others
  • know who to contact and where to seek advice if there are concerns about an individual who may be being groomed into terrorist activity
  • be able to recognise potential indicators of risk relating to individuals being radicalised
  • understand what impact direct (bullying, be-friending and influencing) or indirect (internet, media etc.) factors might have on individuals and how it might change their thoughts and behaviours
  • be able to raise concerns and take action when they have concerns
  • understand the importance of sharing information (including the consequences of failing to do so)


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