Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’ Counter Terrorism Strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorist or supporting terrorism The aim of Prevent is for local agencies and communities to work together to disrupt those who promote the ideology of terrorism and provide support to individuals who are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 placed a duty on the Local Authority to play a wider role in the Prevent agenda,  leading on the Channel process to assess the risk associated with radicalisation and put in place measures to mitigate that risk. Prevent is strategically managed at a police force wide level through a York and North Yorkshire Prevent Partnership Board whose agenda is led by the Counter Terrorism Local Profile (CTLP).  Recommendations contained in the CTLP are delivered locally through a Prevent Local Delivery Group which as an established annual action plan


  • Adopt the National Prevent Referral form
  • Develop a new local programme of Prevent Training to be delivered across the local authority and shared with partners
  • Develop local Prevent Champions to engage with communities in order to promote a better understanding of the Prevent agenda and what it means locally
How do I refer to Channel?

You can refer any individuals that you feel are vulnerable to radicalisation. A referral can be made by an individual or an organisation by emailing  and requesting a referral form

Trust your instincts, all information is important. If you wish to report suspicious activities contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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