Counter terrorism

Radicalisation involves the exploitation of susceptible people who are drawn into violent extremism by radicalisers often using a persuasive rationale and charismatic individuals to attract people to their cause.

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

Prevent strategy

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

It is the preventative 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; prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support, and work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that need to 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 requires us all to look out for activity or behaviour which strikes us as out of place in normal day to day life and to report it to the police.

Safer Derbyshire 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.

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 by 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.