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Safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism

The new Prevent Duty which came into force on 1 July 2015 places a statutory responsibility on local authorities and others to provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into radicalisation.

Safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is part of Manchester’s existing multi agency adults and children safeguarding arrangements. Schools, colleges, universities, health, the police and other institutions play an important role in safeguarding vulnerable individuals and families.

Channel

Channel is a multi agency approach to identifying and providing support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into radicalisation.  It focuses on all forms of extremism and adopts an early intervention and prevention approach. Further Channel guidance can be found at the following web link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/channel-guidance

Channel uses existing collaboration between local authorities, statutory partners (e.g. Adult and Children’s Services, Education, Health and offender management services), the police and the local community to:

  • identify individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism
  • assess the nature and extent of that risk
  • develop the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.

Across Greater Manchester, Channel has been embedded into our existing Adults and Childrens safeguarding policies and procedures and is delivered in line with the principles of Working Together to Safeguard Children, the Care Act 2014 and Making Safeguarding Personal

http://greatermanchesterscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/p_sg_vio_ext.html

The Home Office has issued guidance for partners on Channel requirements

Channel Duty Guidance (April 2015)

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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