Prevent - counter terrorism strategy
Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST which is part of the UK’s counterterrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism.
As a local authority we have a duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Safer Hambleton Hub works closely with specified authorities and key organisations facilitating a quarterly Prevent Practitioners Group to provide support and practical information to:
- embed Prevent into their day-to-day functions
- improve community intelligence into the Counterterrorism Local Profile (CTLP)
- ensure effective communications and awareness training of the Duty and identified risks in the area
- respond to the risks identified in the Counterterrorism Local Profile
It might be nothing but...
Everyone who works, lives or visits our area has a role to play in helping to counter the terrorist and domestic extremist threat which remains real and serious. The police fully understand that people may be reluctant to tell them about suspicious activity or behaviour because they think "It's probably nothing", but small things that seem out of place can be useful as part of a bigger investigation. Just one piece of information could be crucial in disrupting terrorist or extremist activity.
The Safer Hambleton Community Safety Hub manages a live Counterterrorism Local Profile (CTLP) which helps to assess the ongoing risk from terrorism or domestic extremism. If you see or hear anything which gives you cause for concern, or seems to be out of the ordinary, you can use the intelligence reporting form below to let us know. If you believe that there is an immediate threat to life from the information you have, you should ring 999.
You can use this form to report;
- overheard conversations
- community tensions (negative views towards refugees, immigrants etc)
- graffiti or stickers depicting symbols of the Extreme Right Wing / Left Wing
- intelligence regarding any protests which could potentially become violent
- vehicles being parked in a particular space for no particular reason
- people taking pictures
Anything that gives you an uneasy feeling is potentially information we need to know!
Action Counters Terrorism
Concerns can also be reported in confidence by visiting the Gov.uk ACT website here:
- Gov.uk ACT website
- Or telephoning 0800 789 321
Run, Hide, Tell…what to do in the event of an attack
While the general level of threat to the UK is SEVERE, the probability of being caught up in a firearms or weapons attack is very, very small.
However, it is important the public know what to do in the event of getting caught up in such an incident.
Run to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go then….
It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so….
The police by calling 999 and tell them clearly the location of you and the attackers.