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The Prevent Duty ensures national consistency and helps improve standards to ensure that people are not drawn into terrorism.

Under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act, we have a duty to support people that are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism through the channel programme.

Download our Prevent Channel referral form

Learn more about radicalisation prevention from:

Learn more about the Channel Duty.


Preventing extremism in schools and children's services

If you’re concerned about extremism in a school or organisation that works with children, or if you think a child might be at risk of extremism, contact our helpline.


Or phone 020 7340 7264 Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

Prevent is part of the UK’s counter terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism.

The Counter Terrorism & Security Act (CTSA) 2015 received Royal Ascent in February 2015 and places a duty on various specified authorities to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism’. 

This is referred to as a ‘Prevent Duty’ and involves:

  • responding to the ideological challenge of terrorism
  • preventing people from being drawn into terrorism
  • working with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation

The specific authorities within the act include Local Authorities, Police, Prisons and YOIs, Probation, Education and NHS bodies.

Free awareness workshops

The dates of our free awareness workshops are to be announced.

Duration: 10am to 11.30am

How to book

Spaces will be allocated on a multi-agency basis and not first come first served. 

Complete our workshop booking application and return it by emailing it to or by post to the address on the form.

Run, Hide and Tell

The National Counter Terrorism Security Police published advice to the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack. 

A short public information video called ‘Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack’ which sets out the key options for keeping safe should the worst happen. 

View the ‘Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack’ film

Professionals may want to use posters to promote awareness with staff and members of the public. 

View the Run, Hide and Tell Posters from Kent Police.