What is Channel?
Channel is part of the Prevent programme.
It’s a voluntary, confidential, early intervention programme that supports people who may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Many types of support are available as part of Channel. These include support at school, in the workplace, for substance abuse and with specialist mentors, mental health key workers and doctors.
We work with all kinds of groups and organisations, in much the same way that partners come together to help people who’ve been groomed by gangs or involved in sexual exploitation.
Taking part in Channel doesn’t go on someone’s criminal record. It means getting the right kind of help for the person who needs support.