Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley today lends his support to the PREVENT programme, part of a strategy to stop people being drawn towards terrorism and extremism.
The Imps boss appears in a video discussing what members of the public can do if they are aware of someone who they think may be being radicalised.
PREVENT is part of the Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy, and aims to safeguard people rather than criminalise them, before any offences are committed.
Anyone can be targeted by extremist organisations or people, and there are warning signs to look out for:
- Has someone’s outlook, behaviour or demeanour changed recently?
- Have they expressed views consistent with an extreme ideology?
- Have they recently acquired literature, or perhaps a new tattoo or clothing which is extreme in nature?
- Have they downloaded extreme material on the internet or expressed concerning views?
PREVENT is about supporting people and drawing them away from whatever ideology they have been drawn towards. It could be Islamist-inspired, extreme right-wing or any other form of extremism.
If you have a concern about someone you know then please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, or search “Prevent Lincolnshire” online.
Danny Cowley talks about PREVENT