Understanding The Impact of Extremism


The Understanding The Impact of Extremism course is designed for any member of staff or volunteer who is coming into contact with children or adults who could be at risk of being radicalised.

  • Explore what Contest is and it’s four pronged strategy.
  • Discuss what is the Prevent duty is and it’s proactive and reactive strategic elements.
  • Look at violent extremism and what ways it manifests.
  • Explore the latest statistics in relation to radicalisation and extremism.
  • Discuss what is radicalisation and how can it take place, including the pull, push and protective factors.
  • Identify risk factor and vulnerabilities in individuals, providing us the skills to identify those who may be being groomed at the earliest opportunity.
  • Discuss can be done to safeguard vulnerable individuals against radicalisation – how can you be a protective factor?
  • Understand how you respond to a concern that an individual is being radicalised and we will discuss the Channel process.
  • Look at key guidance and legislation, so you can be sure that your policies and procedures are adequate.

The Understanding The Impact of Extremism course is CPD Accredited

Course Overview

Radicalisation refers to the gradual social process into extremism and is often applied to explain changes in ideas or behaviour. A distinction exists between the cognitive and behavioural dimensions of radicalisation, with the latter referring to engagement in extremist activities.

Violent extremism is the beliefs and actions of people who support or use violence to achieve ideological, religious or political goals. This includes terrorism and other forms of politically motivated and communal violence.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 contains a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is also known as the Prevent duty. This applies to many settings, including places of education.

So what are your duties?

To comply with the Prevent duty, providers need to:

  • Assess the risks associated with Prevent and draw up a plan to mitigate these.
  • Have effective welfare support systems, linking to DfE Prevent coordinators, local authorities or the police if necessary.
  • Have systems for assessing and mitigating risks around external speakers and events on campus, while maintaining the existing duty to promote freedom of speech.
  • Arrange ongoing Prevent training for relevant staff.
  • Have an IT usage policy, and where appropriate a research policy, which cover the Prevent duty.
  • Engage with students and ensure that students’ unions and societies are aware of policies concerning activities on campus.

This training will support your organisation meeting these duties.

This course has been created and delivered by Milly Wildish, a child protection specialist and a former counter terrorism specialist police officer, who has worked in criminal and education settings. Milly is a national safeguarding panel member and is currently engaged in a large-scale independent investigation, into current and historical allegations of child abuse.

The Understanding The Impact of Extremism course is CPD Accredited

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