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Prevent Awareness


Radicalisation is another form of abuse and has links to safeguarding. This e-learning course was developed by Durham County Council and Durham Constabulary on behalf of the Safe Durham Partnership. This course aims to help safeguard people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It will help you to respond appropriately if you become concerned about an individual - whether they are a member of the public, customer or colleague.

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Please note that this version was updated in January 2021.

If you are unable to open this online version, it is available as a pdf document. To request a copy, please contact us on 

While you are following this course, remember to keep a record of your answers on the Prevent Assessment Record, and once you have completed the training please return a copy of it, and Training Completion Form for certification.

Depending on which area you are in, you will need to forward your completed forms to one of the following addresses:

Certificates are emailed where possible, so please include your email address on the Assessment Record.

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 that may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or extremism you can refer them for support and intervention with the Durham Constabulary Prevent Team by emailing specialbranch@durham.police.uk .  For a child or young person call First Contact on 03000 267 979 or emailing firstcontact@durham.gov.uk

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.