Like child protection, Channel is a multi-agency safeguarding programme run in every local authority in England and Wales.

It works to support vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism and provides a range of support such as mentoring, counselling, and assistance with employment. Channel is about early intervention to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into committing terrorist-related activity and addresses all types of extremism. 

Participation in Channel is voluntary. It is up to an individual, or their parents for children aged 17 and under, to decide whether to take up the support it offers. Channel does not lead to a criminal record.

The local Channel Panel Chair is Karen Samuels. Meetings are held on a monthly basis.


If you have any concerns about someone and would like more advice please contact:

The Community Safety Team
Telephone: 01902 551214.

Alternatively, if you have identified a safeguarding concern in relation to extremist behaviours or vulnerability to extremism, a referral form can be completed and submitted to seek the appropriate support.

Channel guidance is also available.