Supporting Children and Young People vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation - Prevent.
Prevents aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
As children grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identify, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement. This can mean that they are particularly vulnerable to extremist groups and because they know young people are vulnerable, extremist groups often target them using the internet and social medial to spared their ideology.
We work in partnership with all partner agencies from Education, Health, Prison, Probation, Youth Offending, Fire Service, Police and key organisations within the private sector to support vulnerable people.
The purpose of this page is to provide practical advice and support to anyone with an interest in keeping children safe from the dangers of extremism.
What to do if you have Concerns
The LSCB has a policy for Supporting Children and Young People Vulnerable to Violent Extremism and Radicalisation you can access this through our multi-agency procedures online http://cumbrialscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/p_support_ch_radical.html?zoom_highlight=prevent