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Prevent and Channel: Preventing Radicalisation and Involvement in Extremism

 

Reporting Concerns about Terrorism

If it is an emergency, dial 999.

If you consider anything to be suspicious or connected with terrorism:


If you suspect it, report it.
 

The National Counter-Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST)

The Government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST), has four areas of work:

  • Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks;
  • Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism;
  • Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack; and
  • Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack.


More information about CONTEST
 

What is Prevent?

The threat we face from terrorism is real and the Prevent strategy recognises that we can’t arrest our way out of the problem. The Prevent strategy therefore aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The focus of Prevent is on the significant threat posed by international terrorism and those in the UK who are inspired by it. But it is also concerned with reducing threats, risks and vulnerabilities posed by domestic extremists such as those from the far right and far left, extreme animal rights activists and those involved in Northern Irish related terrorism.

Prevent is supported by three objectives:

  • Responding to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it (ideology);
  • Preventing people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support (individuals); and
  • Working with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address (institutions).

Prevent Duty Guidance - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-guidance
 

Channel

The multi-agency approach to protect people at risk from radicalisation is called Channel. This uses existing collaboration between local authorities, statutory partners (such as the education and health sectors, social services, children and youth services and offender management services), the police and the local community to:

  • Identify individuals at risk of radicalisation or involvement in terrorism;
  • Assess the nature and extent of that risk; and
  • Develop the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.


Channel is about safeguarding children and adults from being drawn into involvement in terrorism. It is about early intervention to address vulnerabilities, and divert people from harm.

Channel Duty Guidance - https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/964567/6.6271_HO_HMG_Channel_Duty_Guidance_v14_Web.pdf
 

Referrals

For more information about how the Council is contributing to Prevent, please email prevent@tameside.gov.uk.
If you want to make a referral, please find the Prevent Referral form here and email the completed form to prevent@tameside.gov.uk AND channel.project@gmp.police.uk AND  gmchannel@manchester.gov.uk.


How to Report Concerns about Individuals at Risk

If you have any further concerns for vulnerable individuals, you can report it as follows:

  • For a child or young person (during office hours) contact the Children’s Multi Agency Safeguarding HUB on Telephone0161 342 4101.
  • For a vulnerable adult contact the Adult Safeguarding Team onTelephone 0161 342 5217.
  • Outside office hours call Telephone0161 342 2222.

 

Training and Learning More about Prevent

Please visit the ACT Early website to learn more about the police’s important safeguarding role and the signs and vulnerabilities that may be presented when someone is being led down the path of extremism.

There are also a range of briefing products available to raise awareness about counter-terrorism and Prevent. These are accredited by the Home Office and Association of Chief Police Officers, and are delivered free of charge by the Greater Manchester Police Prevent Engagement team.

For more information, please contact:

DC Darren Howarth
Mobile: 07827 979113
Work: 0161 856 6332
Email: darren.howarth@gmp.police.uk

DC David Bull
Mobile: 07775 405550
Work: 0161 856 2807 | Ext: 62807
Email: david.bull@gmp.police.uk

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