Safeguarding against radicalisation and help on counter terrorism

Information on radicalisation and how to help someone close to you.

Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in every local authority in England and Wales.

It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and provides a range of support such as mentoring, counselling, assistance with employment etc. Channel is about early intervention to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity and addresses all types of extremism.

Participation in Channel is voluntary. It is up to an individual, or their parents for children aged 17 and under, to decide whether to take up the support it offers. Channel does not lead to a criminal record.

For further information or to participate in the programme, please email

Any information, advice or concern will be handled with sensitivity and where possible anonymity will be maintained.

Referrals can be made directly via email, by any individual or organisation and will be dealt with discretion.

If you have any concerns about someone and would like more advice visit the contacts page for help and support.

Support, advice and help on counter terrorism

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Both the police and local authorities have specially trained staff who work with professionals in a variety of sectors to support vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice.

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.

We can help if you act early. You won't be wasting time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them. Receiving support is voluntary.

To find out more about how to help someone close to you, visit the ACT Early website.

For resources, useful information and policy advice, visit the Lancashire Prevent Partnership website.