If you feel that there is threat to life for the individual or others, you must report the matter to the police on 999.
The Home Office Prevent Strategy 2011 is designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. A key element to this is ‘Channel’.
Channel is a multi-agency approach to protect people at risk from radicalisation using existing collaboration between local authorities, statutory partners, the police and local community to
How is this achieved?
The main focus is on early intervention - diverting people away from the risk they face. In order to do this, information sharing is crucial. If Children's Social Care, North Yorkshire Police and/or the local authority lead on 'Prevent' and the 'Channel' process think that there is a risk, a Channel Panel to assess the risk and agree further actions may be convened.
If you have information that suggests an individual is exhibiting behaviour or making comments that suggest he/she may be involved in activity which could be linked to terrorism may, for example be:
Contact CYC SPOC Jane Mowat 01904 555742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete York Prevent Referral Form and email to email@example.com
Families and friends who are worried their loved ones may be at risk from extremist ideology are being encouraged to ‘act early’ and share their concerns in confidence with the police.
Launched on Wednesday 18 November 2020, the new Act Early safeguarding website urges anyone with concerns to seek help as soon as possible so that police and partners can help protect the person they care about from being groomed and exploited.
It is supported by a new national Police Prevent Advice Line where families and friends can seek help and support in confidence from specialist Counter Terrorism officers.
The website includes signs to spot, case studies, other partner organisations who can offer support, and how to share concerns with the police.
Working alongside partner agencies, North Yorkshire Police has helped many people who may be at risk from extremist ideology through the Home Office’s Prevent programme, part of the Government’s national counter-terrorism strategy.
The website and helpline actively supports the work of the force’s dedicated Prevent officers.
Since the ACT Early campaign launch in November, which is already having a life-changing impact in getting help and advice to those who might be at risk of radicalisation, the site has already received more than 25,000 individual visits and as a result the new national police Prevent advice line has been receiving calls every week from concerned family and friends, with specialist support being put in place where appropriate.
The launch of the website was featured widely on national and local media, including the BBC Six O’Clock News, Channel 4 News and the Newscast podcast. There has also been fantastic levels of engagement with our ACT Early social media content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that has enabled us to reach far beyond ACT's own number of followers.
This initial success would not have been possible without your support and promotion of actearly.uk. Thank you, and please continue to do what you can to share links and content with you networks.
TWO NEW PREVENT FILMS NOW LIVE
The films are aimed at a general public, concerned friends and family audience, and provide an introduction to Prevent and to the work of Prevent officers. By improving understanding of Prevent and explaining the way we work with partners, we hope more people will be encouraged and assured to seek help at an earlier stage where appropriate. The films will also help make great digital training materials or aides for talks that you or colleagues might be giving about Prevent.
ACT EARLY IN THE YEAR AHEAD – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
The year ahead is going to continue to be a challenging one for everyone as we deal with the ongoing impact of Covid-19. With most children and students now learning from home again, and conspiracy theories continuing to circulate, we know that there are increased risks of online radicalisation and an unavoidable lack of some of the protective safeguarding that schools, colleges and other services can provide. ACT have today issued a fresh appeal for parents and carers to remain vigilant about the signs of radicalisation and seek advice from ACT Early or other partners whenever they have concerns.
Educate Against Hate gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
Let's Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.