What is Prevent and How to Get Help

What is the Prevent Duty

Prevent is a statutory duty for specified agencies, including the council, NHS Trusts, schools and the police; it is aimed at combating extremism and creating a safe and secure county. The programme is managed by the Local Authority and has been developed in response to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015), and the Government's Prevent Strategy - a national counter extremism programme aimed at stopping people from becoming violent extremists or supporting extremism, both violent and non-violent.

Advice and Support

Concerned about a young person or adult?

If you are concerned that someone you know, or have come across, is at risk of being exploited for extremist purposes, you should inform the Local Authority or the Police who will assess the individual and provide them with appropriate support if they are at risk.

Please follow this link to view the Leicestershire County Council web page

Please follow this link to view the Rutland Council Council web page

Please follow this link to refer via the Police:

If you have concerns about a young person please refer to:

If you have concerns about an adult please refer to:

If you have concerns, and it is found that radicalisation is a factor, an individual can be referred to the Channel Panel, a multi-agency partnership which arranges support for people at risk of radicalisation.

Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland PREVENT website

For advice and information within Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland you can access the website: Leicester PREVENT

Prevent update - January 2021