Channel is an early intervention scheme, which provides support to anyone who are identified as being at risk of radicalisation and vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism and. It provides tailored individual support. It makes sure vulnerable children and adults of any faith, ethnicity or background receive support before their vulnerabilities are exploited by those that would want them to embrace terrorism, and before they become involved in criminal terrorist related activity.
The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people and:
Success of the programme is dependent on the co-operation and co-ordinated activity of partners. It works best when the individuals and their families fully engage with the programme and are supported in a consistent manner.
Taking part in Channel is voluntary.