During this week, we were asked to write a small post about Prevent which we were talked about. We had to write our understanding of what Prevent is.

What is Prevent?

Prevent is safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. This strategy aims to stop people from radicalising themselves to become terrorists or to support terrorism.

What measures do they use to challenge extremism?

They support people who are at risk of being attracted to terrorism

  • Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into terrorist or extremist activity through the Channel process:
  • They work with and support community groups and social enterprise projects who provide services and support to vulnerable people
  • Working with faith groups and institutions to assist them in providing support and guidance to people who may be vulnerable
  • Supporting local schools, local industry and partner agencies through engagement, advice and training.

What is radicalisation and how to know if someone is radicalising?

Radicalisation is when someone is causing someone else to become a supporter of terrorism, or forms of extremism that leads to terrorism.

Those who are most vulnerable to this are:

  • Younger people from age of 13 and upwards
  • Those experiencing an identity or personal crisis
  • People with a feeling of sense of injustice

Some of the ways to know when someone is getting radicalised:

  • They forcefully abandon their family.
  • Their dress code are different
  • They stop participating in activities to occupy a lot of their time in sports for example
  • They talk very differently