Privacy notice

Under the Prevent duty, specified authorities should place an appropriate amount of weight on the need to prevent people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

This training service explains the purpose of Prevent, the risk around radicalisation, how to identify when someone may be susceptible to radicalisation, how to raise concerns and what a proportionate response looks like. It is aimed at frontline staff, including education, health, local authorities, police and criminal justice agencies (prisons, probation, youth justice) across England, Wales, and Scotland.  

The controller of the information is the:

Home Office
2 Marsham Street

How and why the Department uses your information

The Home Office collects, processes and shares personal information to enable it to carry out its statutory duty. The Home Office is only allowed to process your data where there is a lawful basis for doing so. For the purposes of this training, this is covered under Article 6 (1) (e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Training data is retrieved for statistical and reporting purposes only and the Home Office has the option to share data with other relevant government departments, at their request, to inform policy making decisions. 

How we will use the training data

Representatives of the Home Office monitor:

  • the number of users visiting the site 
  • how far each is progressing through the training
  • the number of users beginning the training
  • the numbers of users completing 
  • learning activity within the training course
  • the location of learners
  • learners' sectors and job roles
  • survey responses

Information collected during this training is anonymised.

Storing your information

Information provided by learners for the proof of completion certificates is encrypted and retained for 30 minutes, after which the data is deleted. Obtaining a proof of completion certificate is optional. Read more about the Home Office retention and disposal standards (opens in new tab).

Questions or concerns about personal data

If you have any questions or concerns about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information please contact the Home Office at

In accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, the Home Office has appointed an independent Data Protection Officer.

If you have any concern or complaint about the way your personal data has been managed contact:

The Data Protection Officer

Peel Building

2 Marsham Street



Reporting a concern

When we process your information, we will comply with the law, including data protection legislation. Should you feel that your data is being processed in breach of data protection law or other legislation, you can report your concern to our Data Protection Officer using the contact details provided above.

You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO by contacting the Information Commissioner on the Information Commissioner’s Office website (opens in new tab).

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, the Home Office will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Last updated 6 October 2023