Prevent Strategy

Government Prevent Strategy is aimed at preventing violent and non-violent extremism, but is also very much about protecting our communities and supporting vulnerable people who may be targeted by extremists trying to recruit or radicalise them. There is no single profile of a person who may be vulnerable to grooming by extremists, and the Prevent programme relies on community support and information to identify and safeguard people.

Prevent priorities are:

  • ensuring that people who are at risk of becoming involved in supporting extremism are identified early and offered help and guidance
  • training and supporting staff in key services so that they can recognise when someone may be at risk and can respond appropriately
  • raising community awareness of Prevent issues and increasing confidence in the local approach
  • providing advice and support around travel to conflict zones
  • applying the Prevent strategy equally to all forms of extremism

Advice and support

If you have concerns about an individual:

If you are concerned that someone you know, or have come across, is at risk of being exploited for extremist purposes, you should inform us so we can assess the individual and provide them with appropriate support if they are at risk.

  • If you are concerned about a child, young person, or a family: make a referral to the MASH and Prevent Team
  • If you are concerned about an adult: make a referral to the Prevent Coordinator
  • An assessment will be carried out, if there are sufficient concerns then the individual will be referred to a multi-agency Channel panel.

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