PREVENT letter for parents & carers during school holidays
21 July 2022
As the summer holidays approach, there is a good chance that children will be spending more time online during their free time. One of the risks to young people online is from those looking to radicalise and draw them into extremism.
The Metropolitan Police would like you to share the letter and leaflet 'Is someone close becoming a stranger? with all parents and carers with information about spotting the signs of radicalisation in young people.
The Metropolitan Police are seeing an increasing number of young people being drawn into various forms of extremism, so it is important they are doing everything to safeguard and protect young people from these risks.
The ACT Early website has information and advice about the signs to look out for and how you can approach and have conversations with children about this subject.
If you are worried about your own child, or anyone else, then there is help available through the Prevent programme. Prevent is the Government’s programme aimed at safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation and police work closely with other partners to help steer people away from radicalisation and extremism.
If you do have concerns – however big or small, then you can also call the ACT Early Support Line on 0800 011 3764, in confidence, to share your concerns and speak with our specially trained officers.