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Radicalisation and Prevent

Advice on how we can all work together to prevent children, young people and adults from being drawn into extremist activity, including acts of terrorism.

How to report radicalisation of children and young people

Contact the National Anti Terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 if you are concerned that a young person may become involved in terrorist activity, or an act of terrorism.

If there is a risk of immediate harm or danger to a child or young person, you should contact the Police via 999.

Referrals made in relation to safeguarding concerns for children and young people that may be at risk of radicalisation are made in the same way as other safeguarding issues. 

All other referrals in relation to children or young people who are assessed to be at risk of being radicalised should be made through to the Barnet MASH team on 020 8359 4066, or mash@barnet.gov.uk.

How to report radicalisation of adults

If you have any concerns in relation to an adult who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation, or if you have any queries regarding the delivery of the Prevent duty in Barnet, please contact Sam Rosengard, Barnet Prevent Coordinator on BarnetCST-gcsx@barnet.gcsx.gov.uk

Prevent 

Prevent is a strand of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST).

It is about ensuring we all work together to ‘prevent’ children, young people and adults from being drawn into extremist activity, including acts of terrorism. It is about everyone taking responsibility and knowing what to do if they have concerns.

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, contains a duty on specific authorities known as the Prevent Duty which commenced in July 2015.

Download the Barnet Council Prevent Strategy (PDF)

Channel:multi-agency safeguarding programme

Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in every Local Authority in England and Wales.

It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and provides a range of support such as mentoring, counselling and assistance with employment.

Channel is about early intervention to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity and addresses all types of extremism. 

Participation in Channel is voluntary. It is up to the young person, or their parents for children aged 17 years and under, to decide whether to take up the support it offers. Channel does not lead to a criminal record.

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