Prevent is part of The National Prevent Strategy, published by the government in 2011, it is part of the UKs overall counter-terrorism strategy known as CONTEST . The aim of the Prevent Strategy is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism by focusing on the following 3 objectives;

  1. challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it;
  2. protecting vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism through appropriate advice and support
  3. supporting sectors and institutions where there is a risk of radicalisation.
Prevent duty

Section 26 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 placed a statutory duty on specified authorities to have due regards to the need to Prevent People from being drawn into terrorism.

Specified authorities outlined within this duty include Local Authorities, Police, Schools, Further and Higher Education, Health, Prisons and Probation.

The Prevent duty was introduced on 1 July 2015 to ensure that authorities have a consistent approach to the delivery of Prevent across the UK and to enhance efforts to prevent terrorism by responding to the ideological challenge of terrorism and to dissuade people from travelling to Syria and Iraq.

Kirklees Prevent

The Kirklees Prevent Strategy tackles all forms of extremism and contributes towards the delivery of the “Protecting people from serious harm” theme within the Kirklees Community Safety Partnership Plan. This theme requires significant collaborative working between the Community Safety Partnership and the Safeguarding Boards for Adults and Children.

The Kirklees Prevent Hub

The Kirklees Prevent Hub is the main point of contact for Prevent enquiries and concerns across Kirklees. The Hub is a partnership approach between West Yorkshire Police and Kirklees Council and oversees the delivery of Prevent activities across Kirklees.

Channel and referrals

Channel is a multi-agency approach to safeguarding, supporting and protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults at risk of radicalisation, extremism or terrorist related activity. The aim of Kirklees Channel Panel is to:

  • Identify individuals at risk or being drawn into extremism.
  • Assess the nature and extent of the risk.
  • Develop the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned

See Making a Channel referral for more information about the Channel process and the support plans we can put in place.

Prevent and Channel training

We offer training to organisations, community groups, education establishments and front line staff who engage with children, young people and individuals or groups who may be susceptible to being radicalised or drawn into extremist narratives.

See our prevent training

Prevent projects and resources

The Prevent Hub can help communities and schools to develop and deliver a project, resource or tool to raise awareness of the dangers of extremism and radicalisation

A project can range from one off sessions to weekly sessions that are embedded within the community or within a school curriculum. Not all resources and learning specifically refer to radicalisation, extremism or terrorism but cover learning outcomes to build resilience to radicalisation and other forms of harm by focusing on:

  • Beliefs and values
  • Identify
  • Developing empathy
  • Risk identification and management
  • The development of critical thinking skills
  • Understanding influence, persuasion and manipulation
  • Assessing and evaluating fact from fiction

See our Prevent projects and resources

Channel and raising concerns

Contact us

  • Kirklees Prevent Hub Phone 01924 483747
  • Lee Hamilton - Prevent Coordinator Phone 01484 221000
  • Daniel Dearnley - Channel Coordinator Phone 01484 221000
  • Mark Gilchrist - Prevent Engagement Manager Phone 01484 221000
  • Email
  • Twitter @Kirkleesprevent