Prevent/Counter Terrorism

The Counter Terrorism strategy involves many organisations, including the Police, emergency services, local authorities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations and other partners - working together across the UK to protect the public.

Report it

If you are concerned that someone you know is being drawn into terrorism or extremism, then report it to or complete the Icon for pdf Channel Referral Form [32.25KB] and email this to


Prevent is a core part of the UK Counter-Terrorism strategy.

The strategy has four elements:

  • Pursue - to stop terrorist attacks
  • Protect - to strengthen our protection against terrorist attacks
  • Prepare - where an attack cannot be stopped, to lessen its impact
  • Prevent - to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism

What does this mean?

Prevent is about identifying people who may be at risk of radicalisation and supporting them to change direction in a way that will help them. It is about working with communities to help them support vulnerable people and build resilience against groups or individuals who seek to create divisions and cause harm.

Prevent work covers all forms of extremism and terrorism. The Prevent strategy has three specific strategic objectives:

  •     Ideology - challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those that support it.
  •     Individuals - protecting vulnerable people from getting involved in or supporting terrorism
  •     Institutions - supporting sectors & institutions where there are risks of radicalisation

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

If you suspect terrorist activity then report it in confidence to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or use the online reporting form.

Lincolnshire County Council on 01522 555367 or via email at

Lincolnshire Police Prevent Team on 01522 885350 or via email

East Lindsey District Council Prevent lead

More Information can be found at the following websites:

Lincolnshire Police
Channel Guidance
Prevent Tragedies
Prevent Duty Guidance
National Counter Terrorism Security Office