Prevent:- Reporting and preventing radicalisation, terrorism and extremism

If you believe that someone is at risk of radicalisation you can help them obtain support and prevent them becoming involved in terrorism by raising your concerns and making a referral. You may have concerns about a potentially vulnerable institution that is being exploited for the purpose of promoting an extremist ideology. In either case, a dedicated team is ready to help.

Members of the public can call 101 to report any concerns. All calls are dealt with sensitively and you can ask to speak with a Prevent officer if you prefer.

Alternatively call our team directly during office hours on 01392 225130 – please allow for the call to ring through to the answerphone as it calls our different offices in turn.

If there is an immediate threat to life always dial 999

If you are from a partner agency (Prevent Duty partners only), please make a Prevent referral by completing the form below and emailing it to: Prevent.


Radicalisation doesn't happen overnight. Worried about someone? ACT NOW, we can help.

With the support of the Counter Terrorism Policing South West Prevent Team, the Safer Devon Partnership has produced a short film around the danger of people being radicalised through grooming and exploitation. Its theme is relevant to all our communities within the south west.

One to Watch: Prevent's 'Left Behind'

Watch Prevent's short film which describes the devastation caused to families whose loved ones have travelled or attempted to travel to a conflict zone abroad.

Left Behind focuses on the accounts of four police Prevent contact officers who have supported families from across the country and witnessed first hand the anquish they go through as a consequence of a family member’s actions.

From the initial shock through to the practical disruption to families and their children, the officers talk frankly and openly and appeal to people who are concerned about a loved one who may be considering travel, to contact the police before it is too late.

Stop Terrorists & Extremists Online Presence

The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.

The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit put considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material, however the police depend on information from the public in our efforts to keep us all safe.

We are asking anyone who has concerns about online content to report it by clicking the STOP Terrorists’ & Extremists’ Online button.

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