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Prevent Awareness

Radicalisation is another form of abuse and has links to safeguarding. This elearning developed by the government offers an introduction to the Prevent duty and explains how it aims to safeguard people from being radicalised into supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. It will help you to respond appropriately if you become concerned about an individual - whether they are a member of the public, a customer, or a colleague.

Home Office: Prevent elearning

Participants will be able to download their certificate of completion at the end of the course.

The previous elearning developed in Durham is no longer available. Safe Durham Partnership recommends this Government introductory elearning, which will be regularly updated, is used in its place from June 2022. Please note: if you have access to the Durham County Council Learning and Development System (DLDS) you should access this elearning through that so that your training record is updated.

Prevent flowchart

If you have a concern about an adult who may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or extremism you can refer them for support and intervention with the Durham Constabulary Prevent Team before they commit and offence by emailing For a child or young person call First Contact on 0300 026 7979 or emailing

This flowchart explains the process in more detail.

Prevent advice line

The national police Prevent advice line is 0800 011 3764

Call in confidence, to share your concerns with specially trained Prevent officers.  

Available daily 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Calls outside of these hours will be transferred to specialist Counter Terrorism officers.

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.

Remember in an emergency, please make sure you're safe and dial 999.

Further resources

Act Early

Is a website launched in November 2020 to encourage people to seek help if they are worried that someone is being radicalised.  There are case studies, signs to look out for, and a new helpline for advice.

Let's Talk About It - Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

An initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.  Resources include a film 'Spotting the Signs'.

Safe Durham Partnership

Prevent: Counter Terrorism, Radicalisation and Violent Extremism information is available.

Statutory Guidance on Prevent Duty

Available on the Government website.