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National Prevent Strategy 2011

The Government's Icon for pdf National Prevent Strategy [697.12KB], published in 2011, is part of the UK's Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

The aim of the Prevent Strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism by focusing on three objectives;

  • Challenging ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it
  • Protecting vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism through appropriate advice and support
  • Supporting sectors and institutions where there is a risk of radicalisation

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 placed a statutory duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to Prevent People from being drawn into terrorism. Specified authorities outlined within this duty include Local Authorities, Police, Schools, Further and Higher Education, Health, Prisons and Probation.

How do I make a referral in Gateshead?

If you have concerns that someone is being drawn in to or supporting terrorism, you can make a referral to Gateshead Council's Referral and Assessment Team (0191 433 2653) for children and Adult Social Care Direct (0191 433 7033) for adults.

What happens after I have made a referral?

This video explains what happens if you make a referral.


Contact us

If you would like advice on this issue, please contact:

Community Safety Team
Gateshead Council

0191 433 2701

or contact the National Terrorism Hotline

0800 789 321

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