The project focussed on the evaluation of a Prevent training programme for parenting practitioners and other professional working with children in Tower Hamlets.
The main aim of the study was to understand if the training was an effective way of improving knowledge and skills relating to child protection and violent extremism and whether practitioners had implemented their learning in their work.
ContextThe training was developed in response to the ‘mainstreaming’ of the Prevent agenda in educational institutions, meaning that aspects of the Prevent agenda have become a part of these institutions statutory duty, and the recognition that the filed of preventing violent extremism is complex and highly sensitive and that many practitioners have insufficient knowledge of the issues involved.
ObjectivesThe Study had three main aims:
- To understand how effective the training was in increasing knowledge and skills relating to the prevention of violent extremism
- To ascertain to what extent the training resulted in attendees changing their day to practice to incorporate this greater understanding
- To make recommendations for how future training to be improved to better achieve the aims set out above.