Jisc has recently been commissioned to provide online live facilitated Prevent workshops for universities and colleges. Following the format of the Home Office's Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), the sessions provide an introduction to Prevent for those working in frontline areas. Each workshop is delivered by a Jisc facilitator with university staff able to log in remotely from their own locations and join the 90 minute session.
An overview of the content covered in the WRAP workshops is included below:
- It introduces participants to vulnerabilities and the importance of placing the risk of radicalisation within a broader safeguarding agenda
- Discusses the vital role of freedom of expression in challenging extremism
- Includes short exercises around real life case studies of radicalisation, helping participants to understand the importance of building a fuller picture of an issue by sharing concerns
- Focuses on all forms of extremism and gives participants the confidence to use a common sense based approach
The workshops are available free of charge for staff in publicly funded further and higher education institutions: