Preventing terrorism

The government publish the terrorism threat level to show how likely we are to have a terrorist attack in the UK.

We work with partners on the government's Prevent strategy to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists. If you're worried someone is at risk of becoming involved in terrorist activities we can give them support through Channel (part of the Prevent strategy). Someone referred to Channel is not a criminal, but may be at risk of committing an offence without support which can include:

  • help with family problems
  • mental health support
  • mentoring
  • religious support.

If you think someone is at risk call local police on 101 or email You can also call the police anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.

Foreign travel

The government give foreign travel advice - including the terrorist threat level - on travel to certain countries. If you know someone is planning to travel to an unsafe area advise them not to and report your concerns through Channel.

Funding terrorism

Some terrorist organisations raise money by setting up fake charities. If you want to give to a charity that's supporting people in high-risk areas check the Charity Commission website to make sure the charity is registered.