Anti-terrorism Prevent and Channel


Prevent is a strand of the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy CONTEST and is about  working 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. 


Like child protection, Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in Councils in England and Wales. It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and offers support such as

  • mentoring
  • counselling
  • 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 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.

Further Information

More information on safeguarding young people from radicalisation including links to online resources and training can be found on the Redbridge Local Safeguarding Children Board website.

Information has also been produced by the NSPCC or can be found on the Educate Against Hate website.


Referrals are received from agencies such as schools and health. For more information please contact the Prevent Team by e-mail

If there is risk of immediate harm or danger then you should contact the police on 999 or the Police Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321

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