What is Prevent?
Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the
threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements on
CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism- strategy. It
aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting
The Prevent strategy:
Responds to the ideological challenge we face from
terrorism and aspects of extremism, adn the threat we
face from those who promote these views:
Provides practical help to prevent people from being
drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given
appropriate advice and support; and
Works with a wide range of sectors (including education,
criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where
there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal
Prevent covers all forms of terrorism and extremism and some
aspects of non-vilent extremism.
The Home Office works with local authorities, a wide range of
government departments, and community organisations to
deliver the Prevent strategy, The Police also play a significant
role in Prevent, in much the same way as they do when taking a preventative approach to other crimes.
Prevent uses a range of measures to challenge extremism
Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into
terrorist or extremist activity through the Channel
Working with and supporting community groups and social
enterprise projects who provide services and support to
Working with faith groups and institutions to assist them
in providing support and guidance to people who may be
Supporting local schools, local industry and partner agencies
through engagement, advice and training.
Prevent is measured locally and nationally to make sure the
Prevent programme provides value for money.
The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming
terrorists or supporting terrorism
At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and
providing early intervention to protect and divert people away
from being drawn into terrorist activity.
Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism, but continues to
ensure resources and effort are allocated on the basis of
threats to our national security.
What is Channel?
Channel provides support across the country to those who may
be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism
Changing Behaviours through open conversation is the key to
removing the barriers that stand in the way of a unified
This information is sourced from the 'Let's Talk About It' website, a guide to
Prevent for Parents and Carers.
For more information about the Prevent and Channel Strategy please visit www.ltai.info