Preventing terrorism

The Prevent duty places a responsibility on key agencies in the city to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into extremism and terrorism. The government defines extremism as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British Values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs."

Local Prevent Partnership

The Plymouth Prevent Partnership is made up of representatives from Plymouth City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue, Probation, NEW Devon CCG, Livewell, Plymouth Community Homes, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth University, City College Plymouth, Plymouth Community Homes, and the University of St Mark and St John, as well as a range of community and voluntary sector groups.

How does it work?

The partnership aims to support local communities and institutions to challenge and reject the message of extremism. It works together to find ways of preventing people becoming exploited and drawn into violent extremism.

Who do I speak to if I have a concern about someone?

For immediate threats, such as a suspicious package or vehicle always call 999

If you see it, suspect it - report it by phoning the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

Useful contacts and information

 Livewell Southwest Prevent Policy [PDF, 427KB]

You can ACT and play your part in helping to tackle a terrorist attack.