Prevent is about stopping people from being radicalised and becoming terrorists supporting terrorism.
At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults, and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.
Safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation is no different from safeguarding from other forms of harm.
Early indicators of extremism may include:
Showing sympathy for extremist causes.
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.
New GOV.UK Prevent Guidance Page
This page provides clear, accessible information about the Prevent programme, advice on how to make a referral and the types of support offered through Channel. It is intended to complement existing resources such as ACT Early and Educate Against Hate.
Suffolk Channel Panel Escalation of Concerns Procedures
Act Early: ACT - Action Counters Terrorism
Get further information from Act Early if you are worried about someone who is expressing extreme views or hatred which could lead to them harming themselves or others.
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, training dates, and how to book here.
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.
Please find below guidance to assist in deciding whether a Prevent referral is appropriate and to help 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:
via Anti-Terror Hotline on 0800 789 321 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.