The purpose of Prevent is to safeguard and support vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent is one of the four core elements of the Government’s CONTEST strategy for countering terrorism. It is built around four strands, each with a number of objectives.
Pursue: to stop terrorism
Protect: to strengthen protection against a terrorist attack
Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack
Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
What to do if you have a concern
As with any safeguarding concern, please speak to a member of the DSL team. We have been trained on Prevent and know how to report any such concerns to the relevant agencies.
If you are concerned about an individual or have noticed something suspicious you can speak to the following people:
In an emergency, dial: 999.
You can also contact:
• West Yorkshire Police on the non-emergency number: 101
• Wakefield Police Channel Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Anti-Terror Hotline: 0800 789 321
• Speak to someone from Communities: 01924 306645 / 01924 306776
You can also submit a referral form (see useful documents), when completed the form should be returned to:email@example.com
If you find illegal or harmful information online, report it anonymously on the Home Office website.