1 day Prevent course| Safeguarding Against Violent Extremism for Professionals (SAVE)| Face to Face



Audience: Organisations/Professionals and staff.  No number restriction

Length of course: Up to 6 hours (client dependent)

Description: For organisations working with young and vulnerable people, the impact of violent extremism and radicalisation is an increasingly urgent element of standard safeguarding.

Through its combination of academic knowledge, practitioner experience and community connection, ConnectFutures has developed this course to increase understanding about the law, the path into and out of violent extremism, and the practical actions to help prevent and identify risk and vulnerability.

We tailor our courses to the needs of your sector and organisation, with trainers experienced in policing, prisons and probation, health, housing and more, and for different staff needs, from front line workers to management and policy officers.

Learning outcomes:

1.. Icebreaker

2. Legislation: understanding the law and its implications for your work

3. Violent extremism: what does this mean, what might it look like, how can we tell?

4. Wider history, context and community experiences

5. Understanding to prevent: recruitment techniques and propaganda

6. Processes of radicalisation and disengagement

7. Identifying risk and vulnerabilities in individuals

8. Group table top exercise1: What would you do? How would your organisation react to an intervention?

9. Group table top exercise: Design your case study. Preventing, intervening, signposting, de/escalating

10. Group Feedback session with the trainer

11. Case studies – Far right, animal rights and Islamists

12. Tools shared – Barometer: Behaviour and vulnerability tool to identify signs of radicalisation leading to violence




What we provide:

✓Expert trainer

✓Evaluation form (so we can make sure you’re happy pre and post course)

✓Certificate (on completion)

✓Blogs and articles to share with staff on extremism

✓Free access to short films tackling extremism useful in school and college environment

Note: Buy a package, get a discount

9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.