Home Office written question – answered on 4th February 2015.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proactive programmes her Department has put in place to make contact with potential extremists since 26 November 2014.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Holding answer received on 03 February 2015

The Government’s Channel Programme provides support to those identified as at risk of being drawn in to terrorism, and is a key part of the Prevent Strategy. It was rolled out nationally in April 2012 and there have been over 2000

referrals to Channel.

Channel works by identifying individuals who may be at risk from radicalisation, assessing the nature and the extent of the risk and where necessary, providing an appropriate support package tailored to their needs. It

involves partners such as local authorities, the police, education and health providers.

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