What is Prevent?
Prevent is the Government’s strategy to stop people from becoming involved in, or supporting, terrorism in all its forms. 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. It works with individuals and communities by using voluntary early intervention to encourage them to challenge extremist and terrorist ideology and behaviour.
We work to raise awareness of the risk around radicalisation, to show communities and professionals how to recognise the signs of when someone may be being radicalised and to know how and when to share concerns.
If you are concerned that someone you know in Bexley is at risk of becoming radicalised and/or involved in terrorism, you can:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org or
- telephone 020 8303 7777 and ask for the Community Safety team
Alternatively, you can:
- telephone 0800 011 3764 for the national police Prevent advice line or visit actearly.uk/contact.
- report possible terrorist or extremist activity to the Metropolitan police.