Violent Extremism and Radicalisation - Prevent

Preventing Radicalisation in Cumbriathis external link will open in a new window - With effect from 1st July 2015 the Counter Terrorism and Security Act gave specified authorities a legal duty to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".

Supporting Children and Young People vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation - Prevent

Prevents aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

As children grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries.  Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identify, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement.  This can mean that they are particularly vulnerable to extremist groups and because they know young people are vulnerable, extremist groups often target them using the internet and social medial to spared their ideology.

We work in partnership with all partner agencies from Education, Health, Prison, Probation, Youth Offending, Fire Service, Police and key organisations within the private sector to support vulnerable people.

The purpose of this page is to provide practical advice and support to anyone with an interest in keeping children safe from the dangers of extremism.

If you are worried about anyone who is at risk of being radicalised by people who are involved in, or support, terrorism please contact:

The Prevent programme, email:

Cumbria Prevent Referral Form 

If it is an emergency, dial 999 or the Anti-Terror Hotline - 0800 789 321.

The CSCP has a policy for Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation you can access this though our multi agency procedures online.


Find out how the Prevent programme supports people who are at risk of becoming involved with terrorism through radicalisation - Get help if you’re worried about someone being radicalised

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