Statutory Prevent Duty

We work with the police and other agencies to prevent extremism and support vulnerable people.

Report a concern

For urgent Prevent matter please report to Anti-Terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency call 999.

If you have a non-urgent concern about terrorism, you can send an email our Statutory Prevent Team.

Professionals can download and complete the National Prevent Referral Form to make a referral.

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The Prevent Strategy

Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Home Office delivers the strategy by working with:

  • local authorities
  • a wide range of government departments
  • community organisations

The national Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:

  • 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 ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address

You can read the full Prevent Duty guidance for England and Wales

Online concerns

Internet and social media can provide opportunities for:

  • those with extreme views
  • targeting young or vulnerable individuals

The police depend on information from the public. If you have any concerns about online content being used for radicalisation, you can report it on GOV.UK.

Sutton Context

The Safer Sutton Partnership Service are committed to keeping Sutton safe for its residents and visitors.

The local delivery of Prevent and Channel Panel is governed by Safer Sutton Partnership Board. Partner agencies can refer and escalate issues to the board through:


We want everyone to have a good understanding of Prevent. You can get training to help you to:

  • recognise vulnerability to being drawn into terrorism
  • be aware of the local Prevent Channel Panel referral process

You can get this training by visiting Home Office E-learning. This is available to anyone.

Other support available

Hate Crime

If you're concerned that someone has been a victim of a hate crime, or you want to report a hate crime, you can visit the Crime prevention page.

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK

is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination. They provide:

  • independent, confidential and accessible reporting
  • support for victims, witnesses and third parties

24 hour free 3rd party reporting of hate incidents please call free phone number 0800 138 1625.