Preventing violent extremism

We all have a responsibility to keep our county and the people in it safe. Extremism and radicalisation in our community are very real threats to our society and being aware is the first step in helping to prevent this.


The Prevent strategy is focused on safeguarding people from radicalisation or extremism.

We have the lead role in delivering the Prevent strategy in Bracknell Forest under the Prevent duty guidance. We are working with partners such as the police, health, and education to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

More information on Prevent is available from GOV.UK:

Spotting signs of radicalisation

You can help to reduce the threat from terrorism, radicalisation, and extremism by being vigilant, knowing what to report and reporting it.

The aim is to act early by spotting the warning signs of an individual at risk, of being drawn or groomed into extremist, and terrorism ideologies and provide early intervention and support.

To get advice if you're worried about someone visit:

Report a concern

Immediate threat

If you have seen a person acting suspiciously or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be an immediate threat, move away and call 999.

No immediate threat

If you're concerned about possible risk of radicalisation or terrorist activity and there is no immediate threat, you can:

For children and young people

Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

For adults, groups, organisational concerns or advice

You can contact any of the following:

Alternatively, fill in the Prevent national referral form below if you are concerned that someone may be displaying extremist behaviour, ideology or radicalisation - please provide as much information as possible

Report information found online

If you’ve found illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos online, you can report your concerns anonymously on GOV.UK.

Resources and training

The following resources are available to help you:

Make a complaint

Complaints about Prevent or the Channel process in Bracknell Forest should be made using our complaints process.

An appropriate course of action will then be decided and will follow the corporate complaints procedure.