Prevent is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy. It addresses all forms of dangerous extremism including Islamist extremism and far right extremism.

Prevent aims to:

  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
  • prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and to ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address

Prevent requires specific statutory obligations for local authorities, schools, higher and further education, health services, prisons, probation and the police. National guidance is available for each of the key organisations describing ways in which they can comply with the duty, as well as providing advice and information on how compliance with the duty will be monitored.

A multi-agency Prevent Board has been established to co-ordinate this work in North Somerset.

Prevent in North Somerset

North Somerset has produced the below guidance in line with Prevent on keeping our community safe against radicalisation and extremism.

Tackling extremist material online

Terrorist and extremist material inspires hatred.

The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.

Tackling extremist material is important to protect people and prevent offences that incite or promote terrorism. The police depend on information from members of the public to help keep us safe. The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit put considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material.

You can help stop this presence spreading by reporting it.