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Prevent - Radicalisation and Extremism

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism.  Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Prevent covers all forms of terrorism and extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism. The Home Office works with local authorities, a wide range of government departments and community organisations to deliver the Prevent strategy. The Police also play a significant role in Prevent, in much the same way as they do when taking a preventative approach to other crimes.

If you are concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact the Home Office helpline Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).


Telephone 020 7340 7264

Further advice and support on Prevent is available on the GSCP website.

Who to contact

020 7340 7264 - Home Office Helpline
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