The purpose of the PREVENT Strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting violent extremism in all its forms.
The strategy has three objectives, one of which is to prevent people from being drawn into extremism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
Following confirmation that a case is appropriate to continue through the Vulnerable To Radicalisation (V2R) process, the referral will proceed to a Channel Panel meeting which will include the involvement of a wider range of partners. The Channel Panel is multi-agency and provides support to those who may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. Channel uses existing collaboration between partners to support individuals and protect them from being drawn into terrorism.
Norfolk has had a Channel Panel since 2007 and it has a strong and committed multi-agency membership. They work with children, young people and adults.
There is more detail in the quick guide (see the link below). There are also some additional links further down this page; all these are there to help you recognise possible signs of radicalisation, and know what to do next.
There is updated Prevent information on the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership website:
Prevent e-learning training
The free Prevent e-learning training service Prevent duty training: Learn how to support people vulnerable to radicalisation is available on gov.uk, with two additional training courses, Channel / PMAP and refresher awareness. This is in addition to the awareness and referrals courses.
Counter Terrorism Policing have a website www.actearly.uk aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation. Studies have shown that the public are unsure of signs to look out for and who to turn to with concerns. The Act Early website aims to help fill this void, and, in doing so, increase Prevent referrals from family and friends into the police by increasing awareness, trust and understanding of the police’s safeguarding role.