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The borough has been identified in the Government's Prevent Strategy as one of the priority local areas for action.
Prevent is part of the national counter-terrorism strategy and aims to stop people being drawn into or supporting terrorism. The strategy focuses on three key areas which are:
If you work with people who could be vulnerable to becoming involved in terrorism, you can get Prevent training. The training is open to:
You can access training through the Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board or by contacting us to discuss your requirements.
There is no single profile of a potential terrorist but terrorist groups sometimes try to recruit people who are susceptible or vulnerable, this can happen in person or over the internet. Recognising the symptoms and taking action helps to safeguard the individual and those around them.
We work closely with local police and statutory services to deliver a multi-agency response.
Individuals deemed suitable after a needs assessment will be invited to participate in an intervention, this process is voluntary. The intervention is tailored to meet individual needs and will include a range of activities such as mentoring, leadership skills and other practical assistance.
For information on counter-terrorism initiatives, please see the links below:
You can also report suspected extremism online.