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Prevent Awareness Session


The Prevent strategy is part of the UK Governments Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST).

The purpose of Prevent is to safeguard and support vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.Prevent work also extends to supporting the rehabilitation and disengagement of those already involved in terrorism.

Prevent works in a similar way to programmes designed to safeguard people from gangs, drug abuse, and physical and sexual abuse. Success means an enhanced response to tackle the causes of radicalisation, in communities and online; continued effective support to those who are vulnerable to radicalisation; and disengagement from terrorist activities by those already engaged in or supporters of terrorism. 

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of Prevent are to:

  • Tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism.
  • Safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention, identifying them and offering support.
  • Enable those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate.

Under the Prevent Duty Guidance for Scotland, there are several "Specified Authorities" who are obliged to take steps to stop people being drawn into terrorism. Your organisation is identified as one of these specified authorities.

You can play a crucial role in recognising when a vulnerable person is being exploited or radicalised. Early identification is vital to enable the appropriate agencies to divert these individuals away from this radicalisation process. You may also be able to provide safeguarding support to those individuals who are identified as being vulnerable to radicalisation.

In this session, we will increase your awareness of the Prevent strategy and equip you with the knowledge to confidently address any Prevent issues you may encounter.

Who Should Attend

These sessions are for all staff across HSCP along with staff from Third / Private Sector partners. This is a course that's run in conjunction with Police Scotland

Course Length

This is a 1-hour session online via Microsoft Teams.


How to book

South Ayrshire Council Employees

This course can be booked through Book and Go on COAST, visit:


NHS Ayrshire & Arran Employees

All NHS staff within SA HSCP, should copy and paste the following link onto their browser and enter where they will be directed to COAST. This link should be used anytime NHS wish to access COAST therefore it would be advisable that this is saved to favourites.

On entering you will have two options; to Register or Login, in the first instance all NHS staff must register their details, simply their name and email while creating a memorable password.  An active email address must be used as all booking confirmations, information and links will be sent to this address.