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PREVENT – PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BEING DRAWN INTO TERRORISM

The National Prevent Strategy is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy; CONTEST. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting extremism. It addresses all forms of terrorism but continues to prioritise according to the threat posed to national security. The Prevent strategy is focussed on delivering against three specific objectives:

  1. Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it;
  2. Protecting vulnerable individuals: to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  3. Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.

Prevent in Manchester

Manchester is committed towards delivering the national Prevent objectives through a set of local Prevent priorities to support delivery:

  1. Embedding Prevent into the mainstream by supporting key services and institutions, delivering training and support to staff on Prevent and building capacity through our commissioning arrangements
  2. Safeguarding groups or individuals most vulnerable to radicalisation through our multi agency safeguarding arrangements
  3. Building long term resilience within communities to identify, understand and counter extremist ideologies in partnership with a range of institutions and our diverse communities

More information on

If you have concerns about an individual potentially being radicalised please ring 101 quoting Channel or the Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321. If it is an emergency please ring 999.


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