Police forces across the country are working hard alongside other organisations to prevent vulnerable people being targeted by extremists groups.
What is radicalisation?
Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker they can protect the person you care about from being groomed and exploited by extremists.
What are the measures in place?
Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work alongside other organisations through a Home Office programme called Prevent, to help people vulnerable to radicalisation move away from violent extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.
How can you help?
Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and tell them your concerns in confidence. They can help if you act early. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.