Prevent is part of the UK’s counter terrorism strategy and aims to prevent people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism.

On July 1, 2015, the UK government introduced a new Prevent duty as a part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

This places a duty on all statutory bodies, including Charnwood Borough Council, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. 

A copy of the Prevent Duty Guidance can be found below:

Prevent Duty Guidance

What is the Prevent Duty?

Prevent is a statutory duty for specified agencies, including the council, NHS Trusts, schools and the police; it is aimed at combating extremism and creating a safe and secure county. The programme is managed by the council's Community Safety Team and has been developed in response to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015), and the Government's Prevent Strategy - a national counter extremism programme aimed at stopping people from becoming violent extremists or supporting extremism, both violent and non-violent.

Leicestershire and Rutland's Prevent Strategy is aimed at preventing violent and non-violent extremism, but is also very much about protecting our communities and supporting vulnerable people who may be targeted by extremists trying to recruit or radicalise them. There is no single profile of a person who may be vulnerable to grooming by extremists, and the Prevent programme relies on community support and information to identify and safeguard people.

For more information, including advice and support, head to

For further details on our work with Prevent or to find out what support may be available to you, contact our Community Safety Officer on 01509 634522 or email

Last updated: Tue 11th October, 2022 @ 12:12