The Prevent programme works with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation, for example, education and healthcare providers, faith groups and charities
Prevent works within the pre-criminal space, supporting and protecting those people who may be susceptible to radicalisation and helping to divert them away before any crime is committed.
What is happening in Lincolnshire?
Terrorism is a real and serious threat to us all. To counter the terrorist threat, we need to all work together to tackle the terrorist challenge.
Although there is no direct and specific threat in Lincolnshire we are working closely with key partner agencies and communities to tackle any extremism.
Since early 2003, the United Kingdom has had a long-term strategy for countering international terrorism, known as CONTEST.
CONTEST is the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy, published in July 2006 and refreshed in March 2009. The aim of the strategy is 'to reduce the risk from international terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.'
CONTEST has four strands, often known as the four Ps:
- PREVENT - to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting violent extremism.
- PURSUE - to stop terrorist attacks through disruption, investigation and detection.
- PREPARE - where an attack cannot be stopped, to mitigate its impact.
- PROTECT - to strengthen against terrorist attack, including borders, utilities
If you require further information or advice with regards to PREVENT please contact
The Federated Safeguarding Team
South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Host)
Safeguarding Office: 01476 406599
FAST (Families Against Stress and Trauma)
The Home Office has been supporting FAST (Families Against Stress and Trauma), a London-based community organisation that supports vulnerable families and individuals, to launch the ‘Families Matter’ campaign. The campaign aims to show the distress caused to families left behind when a loved one travels to Syria or Iraq, in the hope that other families will feel empowered to reach out and seek help if they have concerns. In addition, FAST hopes that young people considering travel gain a better understanding of the damaging impact this could have on their own families, and will think again.