The face of extremism has changed. Increasingly, we are seeing members of our communities and families being lured in by hateful ideologies. But what do these so-called "lone-actors" have in common?
F.A.R.O.'s aim is to provide answers to help challenge stereotypes and build an understanding of violent extremism, based on scientific research.
We want to enable you to make a difference and help prevent acts of violence from occurring in the future.
Challenge extremism. Challenge stereotypes. It's time to speak up.
Indicators of Violent Extremism
Using current and up-to-date studies, we have compiled a list of indicators and vulnerability factors which extremists have displayed.
Extremists may exhibit all of these indicators, a combination of indicators, or none at all.
The indicators shown here are intended to be used as a guide to identify individuals at risk of engaging in violent extremism.
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Mental Health Issues
Awareness of Intentions
Providing you with the knowledge to say something before you have to see something
We asked 167 people if they could identify changes in the behaviour of someone they knew as a result of radicalisation;
82% said they could not or would be unsure.
40% of people said that they would not or were unsure as to whether they would report any concerns.
We want to change this.
Worried about reporting?
Worried about Reporting?
Research shows that the main reasons why people don’t report is that they are concerned the person they report could get into trouble, or that they themselves could get into trouble.
You can also report any terrorist materials online at:
PREVENT are specialist teams within your local police force who aim to stop people involved in extremism. Please do not hesitate to contact your local PREVENT team if you have any further questions or if you wish to discuss any concerns.
HOW: simply search PREVENT and your local area on your search engine. E.G: PREVENT ESSEX
You can also contact your local police force or dial 101
If you have concerns about a pupil, you should follow the school's normal safeguarding procedures, including discussing with the school's safeguarding lead. In Prevent priority areas, the local authority will have a Prevent lead who can also provide support.