Prevent is a national safeguarding programme that supports people who are at risk of becoming involved with terrorism through radicalisation.
Radicalisation means someone is being encouraged to develop extreme views or beliefs in support of terrorist groups and activities.
There are different types of terrorism, and Prevent deals with all of them. Find out more about what terrorism means.
The most common types of terrorism in the UK are extreme right-wing terrorism and Islamist terrorism.
- Extreme right-wing terrorism may be inspired by groups such as National Action and Atomwaffen Division.
- Islamist terrorism may be inspired by groups such as Daesh or Al Qa’ida.
Prevent is run locally by experts who understand the risks and issues in their area, and how best to support their communities. These experts include local authorities, the police, charities and community organisations.