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Report Concerns

Are you concerned about someone who is at risk of radicalisation? 

If you have any concerns about someone becoming radicalised and would like more advice you can contact: 

  • Counter Terrorism Policing North West – 0161 856 6362 

  • Local Authority Prevent team - 

  • Alternatively contact the police confidentially on the Anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321. 

  • Report your concerns to 


If you think a threat is imminent, please call the police on 999 


Any information, advice or concern will be handled with sensitivity and where possible anonymity will be maintained.  


Making a Prevent Referral  

You can also make a referral to Prevent using the Manchester National Prevent Referral Form 


What happens when you make a referral? 

Counter Terrorism Policing North West will assess whether there are any Prevent related concerns.  

At the same time the Local Authority will assess if there are any immediate safeguarding concerns. When Dovetail was implement in Greater Manchester the referral process was change to include the LA front door to embed this process within safeguarding and allow for other safeguarding concerns to be dealt with immediately without waiting for the outcome of the Police triage process.   

There are three potential outcomes from submitted a referral: 

  • Closed to Prevent – No Further action. The referral has been assessed and it deemed that the concerns don’t require any support from Prevent / Channel.  This will then be signposted to an appropriate agency, this may be the referrer.  

  • CTPNW will manage the concerns raised. The case will be managed by the Police as they feel it is not appropriate for multi-agency support and want to manage the case more closely. 

  • A referral will be made to Channel via the GM Channel Team for multi agency support.  


Who can make a referral? 

Anyone can make a referral, not just professionals. Please note that you do not need the consent of the individual to make a Prevent referral, the individual will be asked to consent to Channel if they are assessed as needing Channel support.  

If you are family member or a friend you may wish to look at the ACT Early Website which is aimed at offering guidance to friends and family members who have a concern about someone being radicalised.