Preventing radicalisation

Prevent is a part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy.

It aims to challenge all forms of terrorism. This includes the influence of far-right extremists.

In Norfolk, authorities and communities are working together through the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk.

What is radicalisation?

Radicalisation is when a person starts to believe in and support extremist ideas. They then become part of an extremist ideology or group.

Sometimes someone takes advantage of vulnerabilities that could make young people or adults susceptible to extremist ideas.

It's also possible for people to ‘self-radicalise’ by watching extremist content online.

Anyone can be vulnerable to extremist messages. That’s why it’s important for communities to be aware. We want to:

  • Tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism
  • Safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation by reaching them early and offering support
  • Support those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate

More information about radicalisation is available at Let's Talk About It: Spotting the signs

Need advice or support?

If it’s not an emergency, please get in touch by emailing We’re here to support you.

You can also contact the Norfolk Police Prevent team on 01953 423905 or 01953 423896. We don’t investigate crimes within the Norfolk Prevent team, but these links may be useful:

Making a referral

If you have concerns someone is being radicalised, fill in the referral formEmail it to

A copy is automatically sent to Children’s Services. Here we work alongside the police and other partners to safeguard vulnerable people.