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Extremism and Radicalisation

Prevent agenda and radicalisation

Radicalisation is the process through which an individual or group develops extreme political, social or religious beliefs. Violent extremism is when a person or group uses fear, terror or violence to try and achieve change.

If you are worried a friend or loved one and feel they may going down the wrong path, then speak to someone who can help you to help them.

ACT Early

Watch this video from the Counter Terrorism Policing UK for information about what to do if you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised


For more information on who can help you visit ACT Early.


Prevent is the Government's strategy to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Prevent strategy

Building the Bridge

Building the Bridge is the organisation that works to keep Bristol communities safe from radicalisation and violent extremism. Below is a leaflet that lets you know what help and information is available where you have a concern that someone is vulnerable to radicalisation.

Keeping Bristol communities safe against radicalisation and extremism leaflet

Report suspicious activity

If it's urgent: call 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 to report an immediate threat to life or property.

Other ways to report suspicious activity: