What Is Prevent?
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities
from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4
elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism
strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or
Prevent Duty Guidance - Who does it apply to?
All bodies which have significant interaction with people
who could be vulnerable to radicalisation including local
authorities, Police, NHS, Schools, FE & HE, Prisons, Probation
Service and many more.
Humberside Police Prevent Twitter account @HumbPolPrevent
Channel is a key part of the Prevent strategy within the governments overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of Prevent is to reduce the threat of terrorism in the UK by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Channel is a multi-agency approach to identifying and providing support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Channel is about safeguarding children and adults from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity. It is about early intervention to protect and divert people away from the risk they face before illegality occurs.
How Does Channel Work?
It aims to protect vulnerable people by:
A. identifying individuals at risk;
B. assessing the nature and extent of that risk; and
C. developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.
Who Is It Aimed At?
Channel is for any adult or child, regardless of faith, ethnicity or background, who is vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism, radicalisation or extremism; to provide support before they are exploited and/or led into embracing terrorism or becoming involved in criminal terrorist related activity.
What Is The Local Authority Duty Re: Channel Panel?
• Local Authorities to ensure that a multi-agency panel exists in their area;
• Local Authority to chair the panel;
• The panel to develop support plans for individuals accepted as Channel cases;
• The panel to consider alternative forms of support, including health and social services, where Channel is not appropriate;
• All partners of a panel (as specified in Schedule 7), so far as appropriate and reasonably practicable, to cooperate with the police and the panel in the carrying out of their functions.
If you have a concern and would like some advice please contact the Humberside Police Prevent Team on 01472 204579.
Channel Referral Form - This form should be completed with the details of the person(s) for whom the referring officer/agency has concerns over in relation to their vulnerability to radicalisation for extremist or terrorist purposes.
Referral Forms should then be sent electronically by E-mail to: email@example.com
Let's Talk About It - Working Together to Prevent Terrorism
Educate Against Hate - This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.
Open Your Eyes - Upstanding Neighborhoods is exposing the truth. Hear from people telling their personal stories of how ISIS has affected their lives. We are working with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS.
Prevent Tragedies - This website was created because of the increasing concern about the worrying numbers of young people who are putting themselves at risk by travelling to Syria and other conflict zones and to help the numbers of families that have been torn apart by fear when their loved ones travel.
The website has contributions from women from communities, charities, public sector organisations and Government departments. We aim to work together to help keep our loved ones safe, to try and address the numerous issues and sign up to the resolution to Prevent Tragedies.
Counter Extremism Narratives and Conversations Extremism is not a new topic in education, but schools have a relatively new statutory duty to pay "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".
In response to this challenging and serious new responsibility, LGfL has worked with leading extremism experts specialising in ISIS and the far right to provide information, insights and advice to help schools navigate this difficult area.