Preventing Radicalisation

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Understand the Prevent strategy particularly in context of safeguarding, using a wealth of examples to help learners understand what to do if they notice signs that someone may be at risk of radicalisation.


This 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.

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

Learning objectives
  • 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
Who is this course for?

All health and care staff


The session is followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners' understanding of the course.

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD.


This course was developed with the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and the National Counter Terrorism Policing Unit.


1 hour and 30 mins approx.


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