Prevent & Vulnerable to Radicalisation

Prevent is the multi-agency set of arrangements aimed at preventing individuals and groups from engaging in violent extremism.

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-prescribed extremist groups such as the English Defence league.

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



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.

All staff who work with children, young people and adults need to know how to spot radicalisation and get support. 

Access details of the training and how to book WRAP Course Overview and Training Dates


Prevent and Channel

Prevent and Channel is an online training module for the College of Policing. it takes around 25 minutes to complete and teaches how 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. 

The National Vulnerable To Radicalisation (VTR) form is to be completed only by professionals who have a duty to safeguard those who may be susceptible to radicalisation under the Counter-Terrorism Security Act. 

Non-professionals can refer their concerns to the Suffolk Prevent Team by emailing: or

via Anti-Terror Hotline on 0800 789 321 or  Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.