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Prevention of radicalisation and terrorism

As part of a national strategy to tackle terrorism, we are keen to protect those in our borough who may be vulnerable to radicalisation or at risk of joining an extremist group.

We are working with central government, community organisations and the emergency services via the Prevent Strategy to tackle terrorism at grass roots level and safeguard vulnerable residents from extremist groups.

The Prevent Strategy covers all forms of extremism.

It is important for residents to know how to take action if they are worried about these issues.

Report suspicious behaviour

The advice from the National Police Chiefs' Council for anyone who has concerns about terrorism, or sees unusual or suspicious behaviour or activity, is to take action and report it.

You can do this by:

  • contacting the police, in confidence, on 0800 789 321

  • completing a secure report form on the Metropolitan Police website 

  • contacting your local police on 101 if you are concerned about someone who might be being radicalised, or is vulnerable to being radicalised 

  • reporting online graphic or extremist material or content that supports, directs or glorifies terrorism via the Metropolitan Police website.

  • calling 999 if it's an emergency.