PREVENT: anti-terrorism and anti-radicalisation of vulnerable people
If you encounter terrorist information, pictures or videos on the internet you can report these directly to the Home Office by clicking the button on the below right. Examples of illegal terrorist or extremist content include:
- Speeches or essays calling for racial or religious violence
- Videos of violence with messages of ‘glorification’ or praise for terrorists
- Postings inciting people to commit acts of terrorism or violent extremism
- Messages intended to stir up hatred against any religious or ethnic group
- Bomb-making instructions
Specialist officers will assess the information, and where appropriate investigate the website or work with partners to remove it.
What is PREVENT?
The PREVENT strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of its overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of the PREVENT strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists, supporting or being drawn into terrorism and extremism.
The most serious threat we face in the UK is from international terrorism groups linked to or influenced by Al-Qaeda (AQ) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL); who wrongly use religion to justify their actions. However, terrorism can be motivated by a range of ideologies or other factors, including religion, politics and race. In the UK extreme right wing groups and single issue groups such as animal rights campaigners can pose a significant threat.
What does this mean for the NHS and me?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults is everyone’s responsibility. There are well-established statutory duties within Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 for organisations and individuals to ensure their functions (including any that are contracted out) to have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Preventing someone from being radicalised in to becoming a terrorist, or from supporting terrorism, is no different from safeguarding vulnerable individuals from other forms of harm or exploitation.
Prevent does not require staff to do anything outside of what is required during the course of their usual duties. If concerns come to light that a vulnerable individual is being exploited in this way, those concerns need to be acted on appropriately.
How can Prevent help?
By identifying people who at risk of becoming terrorists, supporting or being drawn into terrorist or/and extremist behaviour vulnerable adults and children can be supported by the Channel programme. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:
- identifying individuals at risk;
- assessing the nature and extent of that risk; and
- developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned
You can make a referral to the Channel team using existing safeguarding agencies such as MARAT. Referrals can be made direct to the Channel team using the Channel Referral Form and sending it to Channel.firstname.lastname@example.org. This is then triaged and if deemed that it meets the Channel threshold shared with Trafford Council‘s Channel Lead / Panel for further multi-agency information gathering.
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What do I do if I think someone is being or becoming radicalised?
Never hesitate to ask for advice
If your concerns lead you to believe people may be in in imminent danger, dial 999.
If you hold concerns that a patient, service user or member of the NHS is at risk of being drawn into terrorism please discuss your concerns with your line manager or a member of the safeguarding team, who will liasie with the Trafford PREVENT Lead to determine how best to take your concerns forward.
Click here to view the Prevent Training ELearning Channel. The e-learning includes information on how Channel links to the government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to refer them into the Channel programmer. There are case studies to help users understand the process of identifying and referring vulnerable individuals, in addition to providing them with support, and is a good way of providing staff with a fundamental understanding of Channel.
More information, news and stories about Prevent
- For more information, advice to help stop individuals being drawn into violent extremism and terrorism go to the Prevent Tragedies website
- If you encounter terrorist information, pictures or videos on the internet you can report these directly to: https://eforms.homeoffice.gov.uk/outreach/terrorism_reporting.ofml
- Further information regarding Prevent is available from the Greater Manchester Police website: www.gmp.police.uk/prevent
When making a referral we will always attempt to get consent of the individual to share information. However, there will always be circumstances in which seeking the consent of the individual will not be desirable or possible, because it will prejudice delivery of the intended outcome. Further information regarding sharing can be found here.
|Prevent Lead,||0161 765 4587|
|Designated Nurse for Safeguarding Children||0161 912 3828|
|Safeguarding Adults Designated Lead||0161 873 6083/9012|
|Anti-terrorist hotline||0800 789 321|
|Crimestoppers||0800 555 111|
Click here to view and download the latest prevent leaflet for you to display or distribute.