Channel is a key element of the Prevent strategy. It is a multi-agency approach to protect people at risk from radicalisation.
Channel uses existing collaboration between local authorities, statutory partners (such as the education and health sectors, social services, children’s and youth services and offender management services), the police and the local community to:
identify individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism
assess the nature and extent of that risk
develop the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned
Channel is about safeguarding children and adults from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity. It is about early intervention to protect and divert people away from the risk they face before illegality occurs.
provides advice for local partnerships on how to deliver Channel projects
explains why people may turn towards terrorism and describe indicators which may suggest they are doing so
provides advice on the support that can be provided to safeguard those at risk of being targeted by terrorists and radicalisers