Counter Terrorism and Extremism

The aim of the Prevent strategy is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (the Act) places a duty on certain bodies (“specified authorities” listed in Schedule 6 to the Act), in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This includes local authorities and Youth Offending Teams.

Counter-terrorism and extremism, which can result from individuals being radicalised are complex subjects and it is essential that all staff and volunteers working with young people and their families have some knowledge around the subject.  Below are the links to available guidance, training, and information about counter-terrorism, extremism and radicalisation on the Resource Hub and YJILS.


The following guidance is available on the Resource Hub:


YJILS has links to the following (please note you will need to log in to YJILS to access the resources) 


The following case study is available on the Resource Hub

Prevent Case Study – Havering YOS


Should you have any concerns or questions about Counter-Terrorism or Prevent you should initially make contact with your local authority Prevent Lead or the Prevent Lead from your local police service.