Help & Advice on Preventing Violent Extremism

If you have concerns about someone you can contact:
The Police Prevent Team: 
Safer East Sussex Team:


It’s probably nothing but… if you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related trust your instincts and call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on: 0800 789 321

Remember, no piece of information is considered too small or insignificant.


The current threat from extremism in the United Kingdom is severe and can involve the exploitation of vulnerable people, including children, to involve them in extremism activity.

PREVENT is a key part of the Government's counter terrorism strategy, the aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Early intervention is at the heart of “Prevent” in diverting young people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.

Since the 1st July 2015 specified authorities such as schools, local authorities, colleges and prisons have had a legal obligation to comply with new duties.

The new duties will ensure key bodies who already have a duty to safeguard individuals, play their part and work in partnership, and tackle extremism together.

More information on these duties can be found on the Government's website at: 

The following document shows how police, partners and communities can counter violent extremism on the pathway to terrorism:

This useful guide provides information for parents who may have concerns.

“Prevent” happens before any criminal activity takes place. It is about recognising, supporting and protecting people who might be susceptible to radicalisation. Professionals can help to identify, and to refer to the relevant agencies, children whose behaviour suggests that they are being drawn into terrorism or extremism.
Schools can help to protect children from extremist and views in the same ways that they help to safeguard children from drugs, gang violence or alcohol. Schools’ work on Prevent needs to be seen in this context.  

All organisations should have an awareness of the prevent agenda and the various forms radicalisation takes in being able to recognise signs and indicators of concern and respond appropriately. 
Click on the link below for information from the Charity Commission on safer giving initiatives and charity collection.
Parents: Protecting your children from extremism 
What is the threat from extremism in the UK? Is my child vulnerable to radicalisation? 
Visit the web-site by clicking on the above logo and click here for the parents booklet. 

Digital Safety During Covid-19: Safeguarding from harmful influences online 


What steps can I take to keep my child safe online?  


Click on the link below for digital safety advice to help you know what to look out for and what steps to take should you have concerns over a loved one being radicalised: 

Safer East Sussex Team Digital Safety

Members of the Safer Communities Partnership