Prevent is at the heart of ensuring that our communities and families are not exploited or groomed into following a path of violent extremism. Prevent is all about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation, to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Prevent is one of the four strands of the government's Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST). The aim of CONTEST is to reduce the risk to the UK and it’s citizens and interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.
The Home Office provides full details of the updated CONTEST Strategy.
What we do
We are required along with other professional organisations to consider the need to safeguard people from being drawn into terrorism.
Delivery of Prevent is locally led, and driven by analysis of the threat in communities.
We will prioritise strengthening the resilience of local communities to terrorism as they are at the forefront of our response, in particular those where the threat from terrorism and radicalisation is highest.
Reporting a Concern
In Brent, child related safeguarding concerns are referred to the Family Front Door. This includes concerns relating to a child who may be vulnerable to support violent extremism.
Call: 020 8937 4300
If your concern is regarding a vulnerable adult, this should be reported to:
Call: 020 8937 4098 or 020 8937 4099
What happens next
If an individual is assessed to be vulnerable to radicalisation, they may be offered support through the Channel programme.
This is a multi-agency programmes designed to safeguard and support vulnerable individuals at risks of being drawn into terrorism, including extreme right-wing and Islamist-related.
You will find full details of Channel on the Home Office website.