Prevent is about safeguarding our communities from the threat of terrorism by stopping people from supporting it or becoming terrorists themselves.

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is being radicalised, act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Anyone can make a Prevent referral if they have concerns about someone being radicalised.  Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.

When a referral is made, Prevent officers gather information to look at the context surrounding concerning behaviour changes and conduct a vulnerability assessment. In most cases, referrals are signposted to other services, but if there is a relevant concern, then they may be put forward for support from Channel.

Last modified: Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 3:03 PM