Safer Pembrokeshire

Preventing Violent Extremism

Counter Terrorism and Prevent

What is Prevent?

Prevent is a national programme that aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It works to ensure that people susceptible to radicalisation are offered appropriate interventions, and communities are protected against radicalising influences.

Radicalisation can happen when a person develops extreme views or beliefs that support terrorist groups or activities.

There are many ways a person could become radicalised, and people can become exposed to radicalising influences in-person, or online.

If someone you know is expressing extreme views or hatred and you would like advice please visit Get help for radicalisation concerns - GOV.UK (opens in a new tab)

  • Tackle the ideological causes of terrorism.

  • Intervene early to support people susceptible to radicalisation.

  • Enable people who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate.

Part of the Prevent duty also includes:

  • Training for frontline staff in recognising, referring and responding to radicalisation

  • Projects to build capacity, increase resilience and improve understanding of extremism and radicalisation with partners such as schools, colleges, frontline staff and community groups.

  • Referral service for concerns, called Channel, which acts as an early intervention service to safeguard vulnerable individuals from radicalisation

If you work with those susceptible to radicalisation in an out of school setting, such as youth organisations, sports sessions, music lessons and would like to learn how to offer support please visit Prevent Duty Training (opens in a new tab), ACT Early (opens in a new tab)  or you can contact the Safer Pembrokeshire Team for further advice.   


If you have any concerns about someone and would like more advice please contact:

Dyfed Powys Police

If you feel the matter is urgent, please contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321, or in case of an emergency always dial 999. Or report through the Dyfed Powys Police website (opens in a new tab) 


If you or others have concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or adult you must report it immediately to the Child Care Assessment Team (CCAT) or the Adult Safeguarding Team. Never assume someone else will report your concerns. Take positive action and report it immediately. Children or adults at risk should not be expected to take responsibility for themselves or others.

Pembrokeshire County Council Safeguarding

  • Child Care Assessment Team: 01437 776444
  • Adult Safeguarding Team: 01437 776056
  • Social Services out of Hours: 0345 601 5522


ID: 2875, revised 25/06/2024