Support is available for those at risk of becoming involved in
We work closely with the local Police and statutory services to
deliver a multi-agency initiative known as Channel. The aim is to
support vulnerable individuals at risk of radicalisation and offer
guidance and advice to key agencies. Early identification is vital
to safeguard the vulnerable individual and prevent them from
committing potential criminal acts.
Individuals referred to Channel will have a needs assessment and
if suitable for Channel based intervention they will be invited to
participate in the intervention, this process is voluntary. The
intervention is tailored to meet individual needs and will include
a range of activities such as mentoring, leadership skills and
other practical assistance.
The Home Office has produced further guidance on this:
• Channel guidance
• Vulnerability assessment
The Channel e-learning module
The Channel e-learning module includes information on how Channel
links to the government's counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST)
through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to
identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to
refer them into the Channel programme.
There are case studies to help users understand the process of
identifying and referring vulnerable individuals, in addition to
providing them with support, and is a good way of providing staff
with a fundamental understanding of Channel.
Users who successfully complete the eLearning (which takes
approximately 25 minutes) can print off a certificate.