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Violent Extremism and Radicalisation

Information, advice and support for Bristol residents

Violent extremism 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.


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:


Advice and support

Call 999 if a crime is happening now, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger.

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

ACT Early provide advice and support if you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised. Call the ACT Early Support Line on 0800 011 3764, in confidence, to share your concerns with our specially trained officers. The Support Line is open 9:00am – 5:00pm every day.