What is Prevent?
Prevent is about stopping people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The central aim of Prevent is safeguarding people and communities, and supporting individuals who are vulnerable to radicalisation in all its forms.
Nottingham City Council has a legal duty to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.” Prevent is the first element in the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy, known as CONTEST.
How is it done?
Local authorities (including Nottingham City Council) use a programme called Channel to deliver on our legal duty to prevent people being drawn into terrorism.
Channel is an early intervention process which draws on existing links between partner agencies to work with and on behalf of individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation.
The goal of Channel is to support and divert individuals at risk, rather than spy on them or criminalise them.
Prevent support available
If you’re worried about someone you work with, or are close to, becoming involved in extreme views or terrorism, contact Act Early for advice.
To make a referral to Prevent, dial 101 (extension 8002963 or 8002965), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.