1. Preventing extremism
The Counter Terrorism & Security Act 2015, became law in February 2015 and, amongst other things, introduced a Prevent Duty, so that with effect from 1 July 2015, those organisations that are subject to this new Duty, in the exercise of their duties:
“...must have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
Under this legislation, the County Council is required to:
1. Understand the risks locally and have an action plan to address those risks
2. Establish a Channel panel so that any individuals of potential concern can be referred for appropriate support and intervention
The Prevent Duty is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism by working with individuals before they become radicalised and commit an offence by supporting or carrying out an act of extremism or violent extremism.
Read our Prevent Strategy for more information.
If you have concerns about someone you know supporting extremism and acts of terrorism, please let us know:
|Concerns about an adult||Email: email@example.com||Or telephone: 0800 137 915|
|Concerns about a child||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Or telephone: 01296 383962|
Outside normal office hours: Ring the Emergency Duty Team on 0800 999 7677
Be alert, not alarmed - The risk that you will be caught up in a terrorist act is very small. However, by working together we can reduce that risk still further. So, if you think something is suspicious, trust your instincts and report it. Thames Valley Police have provided some useful information about what to look out for and how to report it.
Stay Safe - If, in the unlikely event you find yourself caught up in an attack:
- RUN and escape if you can, if not
- HIDE behind something substantial, where the attackers cannot see you, silence your mobile and, if you can do so safely,
- TELL the police what's going on by dialling 999
If you are thinking of travelling abroad, it would be advisable to check out the Foreign and Commonwealth's website for advice when planning a trip and again immediately before you travel.