Camden Prevent


Prevent is part of the Government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, which was updated in June 2018 with the aim to reduce the risk to the UK and its citizens and interests overseas from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence. 

The Prevent duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 on specified authorities, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard for the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

The duty requires a risk-based approach and partnership working in order to develop a proportionate response and focusing on the areas of most need. Prevent sets out to deal with all forms of terrorism and challenge any ideology which legitimises terrorism.

In Camden, Prevent is about early intervention and safeguarding of both adults and children who may be at risk of radicalisation. 

Prevent's approach allows it to acknowledge that people at risk of being drawn into terrorism may also be at risk of other forms of harm such as criminal exploitation, grooming, sexual exploitation, modern slavery and serious violence.

For this reason, Prevent works in partnership with its communities and a range of partners specified by Prevent duty (schools and registered child care providers, the health sector, the police, prisons and probation) to respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and provide holistic support to those who are vulnerable. This ensures that those working with children, young people and adults are trained to understand the risk of terrorism in the local area; to be able to identify when an individual is at risk of radicalisation; and to know what to do once that risk is identified by making a referral through the Channel process.

More information on how Prevent works with children and how Camden protects children and young people through Prevent can be found in the links at the bottom of this page. 

Eligibility criteria


  • aged 18+
  • any concerns that the individual is at risk of, or is being radicalised



  • any concerns about radicalisation of those aged <18 must be referred to Children's Social Care, under normal child protection procedures via MASH.

How to refer

Children’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Out of hours emergency duty team

Please contact if outside normal office hours, or at the weekend or a bank holiday.

If you have reason to believe that a child, young person or adult is at risk of radicalisation then you should make a referral or seek advice by contacting either: 

  • The Children’s Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (Childrens’ MASH) via, Prevent's single access point providing advice, information and support for children and young people who may need extra help or who are vulnerable and at risk.


  • The Adult Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (ASC MASH) via, Prevent's single access point providing advice, information and support for adults who may need extra help or who are vulnerable and at risk.

Alternatively you can make an enquiry through Camden’s Prevent Team by emailing or the police by calling 101. A trained professional will treat your enquiry with understanding and discretion. 

If you believe anyone is at immediate risk of harm, call the police on 999.

Report something online which supports, directs, or glorifies terrorism including websites, films or images

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

Where to find the form

Digital First & GP IT > GP IT Camden > EMIS forms (Camden) > Prevent National Referral Form: Camden and Islington (Statutory Partners Only)

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Please complete the national referral form and send via the Metropolitan Police:

If you have any questions while filling in the form, please call MPS Camden and Islington Prevent Team:
e: 020 8345 0448

For other enquiries, email the Prevent team at Camden Council:

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Review date: Wednesday, 24 May 2023