Research shows that family and friends are best placed to spot the signs that someone might be vulnerable to radicalisation. We want to ensure that people ACT Early so their vulnerable friend or loved one is safeguarded and receive the support they need before the situation escalates into something more serious. This is even more important than ever with people spending more time online and away from family and friends.
Recent studies have found that the public are unsure of signs to look out for and who to turn to when they have concerns. A new safeguarding website has been launched aimed at family and friends to encourage them to share concerns that a friend or loved one might be vulnerable to radicalisation. www.actearly.uk
If you have concerns relating to an individual, you can also contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 770 7777 (Monday to Friday: 8.40am – 5.00pm). To report an immediate threat to life or property, call 999 or the police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.
We want to encourage staff and frontline workers to undertake online Prevent Awareness Training, which has been produced by the Home Office. This is available here. Completing the training will help you to be better prepared to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. You will receive a certificate upon completion.