Counter terrorism

Radicalisation involves the exploitation of susceptible people who are drawn into violent extremism by a variety of methods using a persuasive rationale.

The aim is to attract people to their reasoning, inspire new recruits, embed extreme views and persuade vulnerable individuals of the legitimacy of the cause.

Prevent strategy

The Prevent strategy was launched in 2007 and seeks to stop people becoming terrorists or support terrorism and extremism.

It is a strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim is to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat from those who promote it; to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, to ensure that they are given appropriate advice; and work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that need to be addressed.

Derbyshire police have more information about Prevent and CONTEST or see the government's objectives for Prevent.

Look out for suspicious activity and behaviour

The current threat from terrorism and other violent extremism means we all need to look out for activity and behaviour which strikes us as out of place in normal day to day life and report it to the police.

Derbyshire County Council's Community Safety team assist in the training of all DSAB partners so that they fulfil their statutory duty to 'have due regard for the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism' in all aspects of day to day duties. We want to encourage local communities to trust their instincts and look out for the unusual to help us to continue to keep the public safe. Find out more about the signs and indicators where you will also find the Adults Pathway and Prevent referral form in a Word format.

The key message is that you should not rely on others.

If you suspect it, report it

Call Derbyshire Police tel: 101 or the confidential anti-terrorist hot line tel: 0800 789 321.

If you have concerns about anyone you know who's at risk of being radicalised, please refer them to Derbyshire Police's Prevent Team using their online form. Your details will be kept confidential.

Let the police decide if the information is important. What might seem insignificant on its own could actually provide a vital link to a wider investigation.

Some people use the internet to spread hate and violent extremism. This can include harmful information, pictures or videos. You can report online material promoting terrorism or extremism.