Terrorism and radicalisation

Radicalisation

Radicalisation is the process through which an individual or group develops extreme political, social or religious beliefs. 

You can look at the Let’s Talk About It website for help with spotting the signs of radicalisation

We work with Essex Police on their Prevent strategy, which aims to stop people from becoming involved in terrorism by working with individuals and communities to address issues before they become a criminal matter.

Report suspicious activity

If you see something suspicious, report it, no matter how small. The best way to prevent terrorism is by stopping it as soon as possible.

If you're concerned about a family member or friend, call 101 and ask for the Prevent Team.

If you think an individual or group is being radicalised, planning violence or is behaving suspiciously, you can:

If you suspect somebody of being involved in terrorism in any way or are suspicious, you should report it to people who can help. You can remain anonymous.

For more guidance on counter terrorism, you can look at the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) website.

Safety advice

The public guidance for firearms and weapons attacks is to:

  • RUN to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go, then…
  • HIDE. It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so…
  • TELL the police by calling 999

You can read more information on Run, Hide, Tell on the National Police Chiefs’ Council website