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PREVENT - Safeguarding

PREVENT is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the UK's national counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is the government procedure for reporting anything suspicious and has some advice on what to look out for.

Further information can be found in the PREVENT Duty Guidance and the practitioner referral pathway in the download section below.

Prevent Downloads


The Red Button

The RED button allows anyone to anonymously report online extremist or terrorism related material directly to the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit.

You can also report online content via the Anti-Terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or at gov.uk/ACT   

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Last updated: 29 October 2018 | Last reviewed: 29 October 2018