Prevent in Somerset

Prevent toolkit version 2 Feb 2019

Prevent and Channel Referral guide

Elearning is accessible via the Home Office

If you have any questions please either email the Public Health Training Administrator at or contact the Local Authority Prevent lead 



Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.

They can help if you act early. You won’t be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.

To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit


Other Act Early resources:

The Act Early toolkit contains digital assets including templates and messaging, posters, leaflets, four GIFs and a short social media film.: Act Early Toolkit

Campaign video: Act Early Video

Also being launched is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call through 0800 011 3764. This number will be staffed by Prevent teams to ensure the advice being given is appropriate and consistent.