Violent extremism and radicalisation
What it is and how to report it.
Radicalisation is the process through which an individual or group develops extreme political, social or religious beliefs. Violent extremism is when a person or group uses fear, terror or violence to try and achieve change.
If you see something suspicious, report it, no matter how small. The best way to prevent violent extremism and terrorism is by stopping it as soon as possible.
Report suspicious activity
If you're concerned about a family member or friend, call 101 and ask for the Prevent Team.
If you think an individual or group is being radicalised, planning violence or is behaving suspiciously, you can:
Elsewhere on the web
- Prevent tragedies Go to http://www.preventtragedies.co.uk/ (opens new window)
- Let's talk about it Go to http://www.ltai.info/ (opens new window)
- PREVENT strategy Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-strategy-2011 (opens new window)
- Preventing extremism in the education and children's services sectors Go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-extremism-in-schools-and-childrens-services/preventing-extremism-in-the-education-and-childrens-services-sectors (opens new window)