What is Prevent?

Prevent is the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming involved in, or supporting, terrorism in all its forms. Prevent works with individuals and communities by using voluntary early intervention to encourage them to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology and behaviour.

Prevent is safeguarding. In the same way that support is provided to people at risk of involvement with anti-social behaviour, gangs, drugs or other forms of harm, individuals vulnerable to being groomed into radicalisation can also be helped.

Community engagement is key. We work with voluntary and community groups to raise awareness of the Prevent agenda and to make sure communities, and professionals, know how and when to share concerns.

Channel Panels are part of the government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy, which aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting extremism. They are multi-agency meetings, chaired by the Local Authority, designed to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk.

If you are concerned that someone you know is at risk of becoming radicalised and/or involved in terrorism, and you would like to refer to the Channel Panel please:

Referrals should be made to the Local Authority within which the individual lives.