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Prevent - Counter Terrorism Strategy

Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST which is part of the UK’s counter terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism. The strategy focuses on early intervention and aims to reduce the likelihood of individuals supporting violent or extremist ideology, or becoming a terrorist.

As a local authority we have a duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Ryedale District Council works closely with specified authorities and key organisations facilitating a quarterly Prevent Local Delivery Group to provide support and practical information to:

  • embed Prevent into their day to day functions
  • improve community intelligence into the Counter Terrorism Local Profile (CTLP)
  • ensure effective communications and awareness training of the Duty and identified risks in the area
  • respond to the risks identified in the Counter Terrorism Local Profile

It might be nothing but...

Everyone who works, lives or visits our area has a role to play in helping to counter the terrorist and domestic extremist threat which remains real and serious. The police fully understand that people may be reluctant to tell them about suspicious activity or behaviour because they think "It's probably nothing", but small things that seem out of place can be useful as part of a bigger investigation. Just one piece of information could be crucial in disrupting terrorist or extremist activity.

If you see or hear anything which gives you cause for concern, or seems to be out of the ordinary, you should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. If you believe that there is an immediate threat to life from the information you have, you should ring 999. Alternatively, concerns can also be reported in confidence by visiting the GOV.UK ACT website or telephoning 0800 789 321.

Anything that gives you an uneasy feeling is potentially information the police need to know.

Run, Hide, Tell…what to do in the event of an attack

While the general level of threat to the UK is severe, the probability of being caught up in a firearms or weapons attack is very, very small. However, it is important the public know what to do in the event of getting caught up in such an incident.

Run to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go then….
It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so….
Tell the police by calling 999 and tell them clearly your location and the location of the attackers.

Run, Hide Tell video [link to YouTube].

Further information


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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Phone: 01653 600666

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