Last month, officers from Greater Manchester Police delivered a ‘ Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP) training session to all Academy employees, on the government’s counter-terrorism Prevent Strategy and radicalisation.
The Apprentice Academy has a duty of care to work with employers, apprentices and young people, and other partner organisations to contribute to the prevention of terrorism by safeguarding and protecting any vulnerable people who may be at a greater risk; and making safety a shared responsibility.
The National Prevent Strategy is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy – CONTEST. It addresses all forms of terrorism and is designed to tackle the problem at its roots, preventing people from supporting or becoming involved in terrorism.
The Prevent strategy has three clear objectives:
– Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it.
– Protecting vulnerable individuals to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
– Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.
Safeguarding the young people we work with is our topmost priority. We have the skills and support to hand that can recognise if someone may be involved or is supporting terrorism, and help them to take action and choose a different path for their lives.
The WRAP specialist workshop, designed by HM Government, provided information and advice to enable our employees to:
– Understand the Prevent strategy and our role within it.
– How to use existing expertise and professional judgement to recognise the vulnerable individuals who may need support.
– Be familiar with local safeguarding and referral mechanisms and people to contact for further help and advice.
If you would like any further information on the Prevent Strategy, or would like to speak to us about any safeguarding issues, please call us on 0161 200 1673 and ask for one of our safeguarding officers – Lucy Ellis or Julie Watkinson.