||Do your organisational systems allow staff to record data relating to referrals appropriately and in line with organisational policy?
Your organisation should have a Prevent Policy which outlines how data relating to named individuals, about whom concerns have been raised relating to their vulnerability, should be recorded and stored. Select from drop down: Yes, No
||Total number of Prevent related general enquiries received by your Prevent Lead this quarter
||This is the number of times your Prevent Lead has been contacted for general Prevent enquires such as discussing staff concerns, contacted by Channel Coordinators, dealt with enquires from partner agencies or the RPC (even if these did not become referrals into Channel).
||Number of referrals made to your Prevent Lead for assessment and consideration this quarter
||Number of referrals made to your Prevent Lead this quarter for assessment and consideration for onward referral to Channel of individuals thought to be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.
||Number of referrals made from your Prevent Lead to the Channel Coordinator this quarter
||This is the number of referrals the Prevent Lead has made to the Channel Coordinator to refer an individual believed to be at risk of radicalisation for this quarter. Every referral made to the Local Channel Coordinator should be recorded in this section, even if the referral did not subsequently become accepted as a Channel case.
||Number of individual referral cases for which your organisation has been requested to provide information either during their assessment for Channel or during their management by the Channel Panel during this quarter
||This is the number of individual referrals for which your organisation has received a request for data or information relating to their medical history or records who have been referred to the Channel process, this quarter. This includes cases that are under assessment by the Local Channel Coordinator before being potentially referred to the Channel Panel as well as cases under the management of the Channel Panel. It relates to all referral cases whether the initial referral was made by your organisation or not. It is the number of actual referral cases and not the number of individual requests made for each case as each case may produce a number of information sharing requests as they progress through the Channel process. It is about the number of people about whom information has been requested not the total number of specific requests for information.
Please indicate the number of information sharing requests that have not been fulfilled (by the reason the information was withheld) this quarter
The number of information sharing requests that have not been fulfilled this quarter.
Please fill in zeros for each reason if no cases.
- The request was made too close to the required deadline date for us to reasonably be able to respond.
- Did not have the capacity to support the request in the time period.
- Not sent due to information sharing concerns.
||Does your organisation have links to the Channel panel?
The Training and Competencies Framework outlines that a Prevent Lead should maintain good links with the local Channel Panel and should attend for relevant cases. Evidence of good links would be knowledge of future meeting dates and a broad understanding of the current cases. Select from drop down: Yes, no
||Does your organisation send a representative to the Channel Panel?
Select from drop down: Always, Sometimes, No
||Do representatives from your organisation attend any of the following Prevent Related meetings?
Select yes or no for each of the following meetings:
- Channel panel
- Regional Prevent Forum
- Local Prevent meetings
- Community safety partnerships
- Contest Board
||Is your Prevent policy a stand-alone or is it integrated into your Safeguarding policies?
||Select from drop down: Stand-alone policy, Integrated policy, No Prevent policy currently in place
||When was the Prevent Policy last reviewed?
Select from drop down: Within the last 12 months, Between 12-24 months, Over 24 months ago, N/A. Ensure “N/A” is selected, if there is no prevent policy currently in place (see previous question)
||Does your organisation have a Prevent Delivery Plan?
||Select from drop down: Yes or No
||Is your Prevent Plan compliant with the Self-Assessment Tool provided by the Building Partnership Staying Safe Guidance?
This section requires the Prevent Lead to assess whether the Prevent Delivery Plan is currently on target to ensure the organisation complies with its requirements to have the appropriate number of staff trained at the appropriate levels to comply with the 85% target. It also includes issues relating to policies and procedures as well as partnership working.
Select from drop down: Yes or No
Ensure “N/A” is selected, if there is no prevent delivery plan in place (see previous question)
||(MH Trusts only) Number of referrals received by Prevent Lead from Channel Panel or the Local Prevent Coordinator citing a potential mental health (MH) need
Only Trusts delivering Mental Health Services will provide data relating to this and it relates to referrals to them from Prevent, which clearly indicates the referrer indicates that there is a potential MH need that is linked to the individual’s vulnerability to radicalisation.
The following is an extract from the NHS England MH Prevent Guidance November 2017.
7. Referrals into mental health services from Prevent.
7.1 Most referrals into the process originate from other sources, some of which cite a suspected mental health need as a factor contributing to an individual’s vulnerability to radicalisation. These referrals present a potential opportunity to address the unmet mental health needs of people who may not otherwise come into contact with services. In such instances, it is key that timely access to mental health assessment, and support as appropriate, is facilitated by mental health providers. Figure 2 sets out the referral pathway in practice.
7.2 Within one week of receiving a mental health referral for an individual identified as at risk of radicalisation by the Prevent process, mental health providers should:
7.3 Referrals into mental health providers from Channel Panels will be made via a Trust’s Prevent Lead, who should provide oversight of these referrals through the pathway to ensure appropriate prioritisation and responsiveness and provision of appropriate feedback.
- undertake rapid screening and triage of the referral to determine whether there appears to be a mental health need, and level of urgency based on the information available in the referral;
- where there appears to be a mental health need, make contact with the individual and make the offer of a mental health assessment;
- schedule a mental health assessment in line with urgency of clinical need and any relevant access and waiting time standards;
- use clinical expertise to encourage take up of an assessment where an individual may be reluctant; and
- provide feedback to Channel Panel partners on suitability of referral and actions undertaken.
||(MH Trusts only) Of the number of referrals that were received, what number were offered an assessment of MH needs within 1 week
||The number of occasions a referral was made to the MH Provider citing there was a potential mental need relating the individual’s vulnerability to radicalisation and the assessment was made within one week.
||(MH Trusts only) Of the number of referrals that were received, what number resulted in diagnosis or confirmation there is a relevant MH issue prevalent.
The NHS England Mental Health Guidance on Prevent states the following in Section 7:
7. Referrals into mental health services from Prevent
7.1 Most referrals into the process originate from other sources, some of which cite a suspected mental health need as a factor contributing to an individual’s vulnerability to radicalisation. These referrals present a potential opportunity to address the unmet mental health needs of people who may not otherwise come into contact with services. In such instances, it is key that timely access to mental health assessment, and support as appropriate, is facilitated by mental health providers. MH Trusts are asked then to provide data on the number of cases that have been referred in via this pathway that have resulted in diagnosis or confirmation that there was a relevant MH issue relating to the individual’s vulnerability to being radicalised. It is appreciated that cases may overlap reporting periods. So Trusts should record for each quarter what cases have been diagnosed or confirmed with relevant MH issues identified in that quarter and this is irrelevant to the date when the request was initially made.