Preventing extremism

CONTEST is the UK’s strategy for countering terrorism. It involves many partners working together, including us.

It has four elements:

  • Pursue - to stop terrorist attacks through disruption, investigation and detection
  • Prepare - where an attack cannot be stopped, to mitigate its impact
  • Protect - to strengthen against terrorist attack, including borders and utilities
  • Prevent - to stop people becoming terrorists or being drawn towards terrorism

What is PREVENT?

Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or being drawn towards terrorism.

It aims to:

  • tackle the causes of radicalisation
  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism
  • safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation 
  • enable people already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate
  • safeguard vulnerable people 

For more information about Prevent, visit the Lincolnshire Police website.

What we do

We work with organisations and community groups to:

  • help identify and challenge extremism in an appropriate way
  • train staff to spot others who may be at risk of supporting terrorism or extremism. They can then refer them for support
  • provide free Prevent workshops. These raise awareness of Prevent and other aspects that lead to extremism and terrorism

To make an enquiry, email [email protected].

Report a concern

If you have a concern that someone you know is drawn to extremism, report it to [email protected] or call 01522 885350.

You can also use the Prevent referral form on Lincolnshire Police website.

For advice, call 101 and ask for the Prevent team.

For immediate threats, such as a suspicious package or vehicle, always call 999.

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