Prevent protects people from being drawn into hateful extremism - regardless of the ideology. It works in a similar way to safeguarding processes designed to protect people from gangs, drug abuse, and physical and sexual exploitation. It protects vulnerable children and adults from harm, making sure they get the support they need to help them move away from the risk of radicalisation.
Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you're worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised, act early and get help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker they can be protected from being groomed and exploited by hateful extremists.