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Preventing Terrorism

Prevent - What is Prevent?

PREVENT is part of the UK's Counter terrorism strategy known as CONTEST.

The governments counter- terrorism strategy

  • Prevents primary aim is the safeguarding of people and communities from the threat of radicalisation and terrorism.
  • At the core of PREVENT is the Safeguarding of both children and adults providing early prevention to stop people being drawn into terrorist activity
  • Prevent address's all forms of extremism but continues to ensure resources are correctly allocated on the basis of the greatest threat to our national security.

Public Sector organisations like High Peak Borough Council have statutory duty to carry out specific PREVENT works under this duty.  As part of the works High Peak Borough Council has began to work with partner organisations to engage with local communities, organisations and groups in order to highlight, safeguard and help these groups and individuals  mitigate risks associated to radicalisation to violent extremism. The range of the work that High Peak Borough Council are involved in includes supporting local community projects , providing training and awareness around radicalisation and safeguarding those who may be affected.

What is the threat level?

The current UK threat level is  SUBSTANTIALmeaning an attack is likely.

Although it is unlikely that you will be caught up in a terrorist attack or incident you have a personal duty to ensure you know how to protect yourself should the need arise.

Counter terrorism Policing has released guidance that sets out three key steps for keeping safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack

RUN - Run to a place of safety . This is far better option than to surrender or negotiate.

If there's nowhere to go then ....

HIDE - It's better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn of vibrate. Barricade in if you can .

Then finally and only when it's safe to do so......

TELL - Tell the police by calling 999

What do you do if you are concerned that someone you know is being radicalised?

If you have concerns that an individual of any age could be being radicalised; is becoming involved/supporting extremism or terrorism, then these concerns should be shared to ensure appropriate support can be provided to safeguard the individual please visit