What is Prevent?
Prevent is a national safeguarding programme that aims to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism through radicalisation. Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.
Radicalisation means someone is being encouraged to develop extreme views or beliefs in support of terrorist groups and activities.
Vulnerabilities to look out for, that could make someone susceptible to radicalisation:
Signs / behaviours to look out for:
It’s important you ACT now:
How do I report?
If you are concerned somebody is being radicalised in your community please contact your local police force by dialling 101 and ask for the Prevent team, or if you require urgent police assistance dial 999.
You can report suspicious activity by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. If you encounter material on the internet which you think may be illegal, offensive or linked to extremist behaviour, you can report it online.
Call the ACT Early Support Line on 0800 011 3764, open 9am to 5pm every day.
Find out more
For more advice and information about the work the Police do visit the Counter Terrorism Policing website.