Preventing people being drawn into extremism

This page tells you about the Channel Programme which works to prevent vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and extremism.

In a similar way to Child Protection, Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme operating in every Local Authority in England and Wales. It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and provides a range of interventions such as mentoring, counselling and many other measures according to individual circumstances.

Channel is about early intervention to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity and addresses all types of extremism. It is important to note that participation in Channel is voluntary. It is up to an individual, or their parents for children aged 17 and under, to decide whether to take up the support it offers. Channel does not lead to a criminal record.

If you have any concerns about someone or would like more advice please contact the Police Prevent Team via the 101 service in the first instance.  For further advice / training in relation to the Prevent agenda, please contact Rachael Long, Crime and Community Safety Theme Manager, 01302 737469 or email

Last updated: 19 April 2021 08:29:08

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