PREVENT is about safeguarding

PREVENT works with partners to identify any individual or community that may be vulnerable to extremist influences and seeks to intervene.

  • PREVENT does not target individuals or specific communities
  • PREVENT does not discriminate against individuals or specific communities
  • PREVENT does not seek to gather intelligence on individuals or specific communities

PREVENT seeks to make sure that the right support surrounds that person in order to stop them becoming involved in any extremist activity. In Gwent, this is achieved through CHANNEL panels.

What is PREVENT?

What should you do if you are concerned about someone?

To make a referral please use the link below:

Advice for Parents

We recognise that this is a difficult time for parents and guardians and that the Coronavirus is having a significant impact on young people and families across the world.

The closure of schools means that opportunities for children to talk to and play with friends will be limited to online interaction. This will almost certainly lead to children spending more time online.  Parents working from home may not be able to monitor their children’s use of devices as they usually would.
Unfortunately, whilst rare, there are negative influencers and online groomers who use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread their extreme ideas, which children can be exposed to. Some of these ideas may be considered radical or extreme and when a person starts to support or be involved in them, this is called radicalisation.

What might I notice?

There may be a number of reasons for you to be concerned about someone. These may include: 

  • Becoming increasingly isolated from friends or family
  • Associating with known individuals or groups that have extreme views
  • Posting extreme views on social media
  • Mental ill health or drug/alcohol problems worsening
  • Making threats or expressing negative views towards a particular group of people 

Who do I contact?

If you would like more information about PREVENT, or have any concerns you would like to discuss, please contact our PREVENT Officer: 

PC 1323 David Castree | Prevent Engagement Officer | Gwent Police

Tel: 01633 642 266

Mobile: 07464 653 020

Email: [email protected]