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Counter terrorism

Preventing terrorism means challenging extremist ideas.

Safer Derbyshire and its partners are committed to protecting our local communities and keeping them safe.

The current threat from terrorism and other violent extremism requires us all to look out for activity or behaviour which strikes us as out of place in normal day to day life and to report it to the police.

Section 29 of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain 'specified authorities' which includes local authorities, schools, universities, health, police, prisons and probation. This duty means that in the exercise of their functions they have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'. This forms part of the Prevent strategy. There are 2 guidance documents available:

Prevent is one strand of the government counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, which aims to identify people at risk of radicalisation or supporting terrorism. Anyone can make a Prevent referral.

Safer Derbyshire delivers webinars and has developed an eLearning module for partners so that they fulfil their statutory duty to 'have due regard for the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism' in all aspects of day to day duties. 

We want to encourage local communities to trust instincts and look out for the unusual to help us to continue to keep the public safe. Don't rely on others. If you suspect it, report it. Call Derbyshire Police tel: 999 if there is an imminent risk, 101 for a general enquiry or the confidential anti-terrorist hot line tel: 0800 789 321.

Let the police decide if the information is important. What might seem insignificant on its own could actually provide a vital link to a wider investigation.

Some people use the internet to spread hate and violent extremism. Find out how you can report it.

Derbyshire Police has more information about terrorism and the background to the policies in place.

There are a number of resources for professionals, parents and carers to identify and support individuals at risk of becoming involved with, or supporting terrorism or extremism.

Act Early helps you to spot the signs, shows case studies and also tells you about the type of support available.

To get help with online safety, view our cyber crime information.

Educate.against.hate contains government advice and resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.

Useful documents

Documents are published in either Portable Document Format (PDF) or standard Microsoft Office formats. You can download software to view these documents for free if you are unable to view them.