Prevent is the
Government’s strategy to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting
terrorism, in all its forms, by acting early to challenge extremist and terrorist
ideologies and behaviours.
Reading Borough Council runs a multi-agency Prevent partnership to help
all agencies work together on Prevent, including assessing risk in
the local area, training, awareness raising and providing intervention and
support to individuals
at risk of being influenced or ‘groomed’ into terrorism.
no single profile of a person likely to become drawn into extremist and terrorist
ideologies and behaviours but signs
- becoming withdrawn and stopping participating in
their usual activities
- expressing feelings of anger, grievance, injustice
- go missing from their home, school or care
- a new group of friends who have an extremist
- using language that supports ‘us and them’
- possessing or searching for extremist literature
- joining organisations that hold extremist views
If you are worried about someone
1. Make safe
services are required, call 999. Take responsible steps to ensure that there is
no immediate danger.
- For Adults: Social and Healthcare Team
- 0118 937 3747 (01344 786 543 out-of-hours emergencies only)
- For Children: Reading MASH
- 0118 937 3641 (01344 786 543 out-of-hours emergencies only)
The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.
Information and support
- Prevent Duty Guidance –
Government issued guidance on the Prevent Duty for England and Wales
- Channel Panel Guidance –
Government issued guidance on the Channel Process
- Let’s Talk About It – A
site that provides detailed information on Prevent and Channel, including guidance
on spotting signs of radicalisation, alongside signposting to further resources
- actearly.uk – For
helpful information on signs to look out for, and a national
police Prevent advice line where you can share your concerns, in
confidence, with specially trained Prevent officers.