Prevent sits alongside long-established safeguarding duties on professionals to protect people from a range of other harms such as substance abuse, involvement in gangs and physical and sexual exploitation.
Prevent is one part of the government's overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of Prevent is to:
- tackle the ideological causes of terrorism
- intervene early to support people susceptible to radicalisation
- enable people who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate
Who Prevent duty training is for
This training is for people working in sectors covered by the Prevent duty, such as:
- local authorities
- criminal justice agencies (prisons, probation, youth justice)
Other sectors that are not covered by the Prevent duty may also complete this training.
Prevent duty courses
In these training courses, you will learn about:
- the Prevent duty
- different extremist ideologies that can lead to terrorism
- the risk around radicalisation and your supportive role
- making a Prevent referral that is both informed and made with good intention
- the interventions and support available
Help and further information
If you experience any issues with the service or our site, refer to our help section. A link can be found at the footer of every page.
This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg)
I have a concern about a family member, friend or member of the community
If you do not work for a sector that falls under the Prevent duty, but you have a concern about an individual that you would like to share, please contact your local council or call the national police Prevent advice line on 0800 011 3764.
If you're deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, a police non-emergency number is available as a text phone service on 18001 101.
Report material that promotes terrorism or extremism online if you come across it.