Prevent & Vulnerable to Radicalisation

Prevent is the multi-agency set of arrangements aimed at preventing individuals and groups from engaging in violent extremism. Prevent is not aimed at suppressing freedom of thought and expression.

Early indicators of extremism may include:

  • Showing sympathy for extremist causes.

  • Glorifying violence.

  • Evidence of possessing illegal or extremist literature.

  • Advocating messages similar to illegal organisations such as ‘Muslims Against Crusades’ or other non-proscribed extremist groups such as the English Defence league.

  • Out of character changes in dress, behaviour and peer relationships.

(reproduced from Tower Hamlets LSCB Prevent guidance 2015)


Free WRAP Training

The Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) training has been developed by the Home Office to help staff recognise people who are vulnerable to radicalisation or to being influenced by extremism.

It is important for all staff who work with children, young people and adults to know how to spot radicalisation and get support. 

Access details of the training and how to book.


Prevent and Channel

Prevent and Channel is an online training module for the College of Policing. it will take around 25 minutes to complete and should enable you to:

  • Explain how Channel links to the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST)

  • Describe the Channel process and its purpose.

  • Identify factors that make people vulnerable to radicalisation.

  • Identifying safeguarding and risk ownership of the Channel process.



Below is guidance to assist in deciding whether a Prevent referral is appropriate and help to make referrals.