Find out what we do to prevent extremism and terrorism and what to do if you are concerned about someone
Extremist or terrorist behaviour can be displayed by anyone who feels, or perceives, a very strong sense of injustice to any form of belief or ideology.
Ideological causes vary. They range from animal or environmental rights to political and religious extremism.
Not everyone who has extreme views will commit acts of violence or terrorism or belong to a terrorist group. There are circumstances though where threats are posed both online and in public spaces.
Under the Prevent Duty, we have a role to play in:
Channel is part of the duty which local authorities have responsibility for.
Channel is a multi-agency approach. The aim is to identify individuals who are at risk of getting drawn into extremism or terrorism. We can then provide support. We want to do this before any criminal act takes place.
Local Authorities, police and statutory partners work together to:
Support by the Channel process will not result in a person having a criminal record.