PREVENT - what is Prevent and Channel About:
It is about early intervention to protect and divert people away from the risk they may face at an early opportunity. Partners already work with individuals vulnerable to being drawn into criminal activity such as drugs, knife or gang crime.
The Department of Health Prevent guidance and toolkit Building Partnerships, Staying Safe for healthcare organisations and healthcare workers highlights the fundamental concept that patients, service users and staff who are at risk of radicalisation should be considered as vulnerable persons in the context of the existing safeguarding agenda. As such, radicalisation should be considered as a form of abuse in a similar way to exploitation, intimidation and coercion which are familiar terms to healthcare professionals involved in safeguarding adults and children.
Prevent Strategy – June 2011
Prevent Duty and Guidance for England & Wales - July 2015
‘Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack – Run, Hide, Tell’, film, which is available on the NPCC Youtube website.