New resource for families and partners from Action Counters Terrorism (ACT)
Wednesday 18th November 2020
Today Action Counters Terrorism have released a new web resource for families and other community members to provide useful information about referrals relating to radicalisation.
To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit actearly.uk
This site would be useful to promote to parents, as it has some useful information on online safety, what to do and what not to do if any concerns are recognised and it gives contact details for a new advice line staffed by Prevent specialists.
This campaign video can be found through the following link: Act Early Video
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.
Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.
Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.
They can help if you act early. You won't be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.
An online toolkit for partners can be accessed here.
The Act Early toolkit contains digital assets including templates and messaging, posters, leaflets, four GIFs and a short social media film.
Also being launched is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call through 0800 011 3764. This number will be staffed by Prevent teams to ensure the advice being given is appropriate and consistent.