The role of our Prevent Team officers is to provide practical support to tackle the problem of terrorism and extremism at its roots and prevent vulnerable people and communities from being drawn into terrorism. This includes far-right extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism.
We work with a range of partners including:
schools and colleges
community groups, including women’s groups and youth groups
If you have concerns about any of your friends, neighbours or relatives, you can tell us about them by clicking 'Make a referral' below to complete our quick and simple online form. If it's an emergency, please call 999.
If you see online material promoting terrorism or extremism, you can report it online.
Raise awareness of Prevent at community events
Our Prevent team works with local communities to raise awareness of Prevent.
We’ll attend your event to make sure our communities understand the work we’re doing and have a say in the way we do it.
We’ll tell you more about the signs and behavioural changes to look out for in someone who might be becoming involved in terrorism or extremism and explain who might be at risk.
What happens next
Anyone who’s referred to the Prevent team is assessed by the police and local authority to see if they’re suitable for Channel, the specialist support scheme.
The scheme includes theological or ideological mentoring alongside help with mental health, emotional and drug or alcohol abuse issues, as well as education and career advice.
More about Prevent
Prevent isn’t about spying on our communities. It isn’t targeted at religion – extremists can come from any background. It’s not about blame. There’s no hidden agenda to criminalise any individual or to target any community or group.