Local partnerships that deliver Channel use a vulnerability assessment framework to assess whether individuals need support to safeguard them from the risk of being targeted by terrorists and radicalisers. The framework covers 22 factors that may cause someone to:
engage with a terrorist group, cause or ideology
develop the intent to cause harm
develop the capability to cause harm
The characteristics covered by the vulnerability assessment framework do not necessarily indicate that a person needs Channel support or will become a terrorist. Local practitioners use the framework to complement their professional judgement when making decisions.