West Yorkshire Police Prevent Team

West Yorkshire Police Prevent Team - Privacy Information Notice


What is Prevent?

Prevent is one of the four ‘pillars’ of CONTEST - the Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy.

Prevent aims to prevent people from becoming terrorists and/or supporting terrorist activities and to challenge extremist beliefs.


How does Prevent work?

By engaging with the community, partner agencies and our colleagues in the police.

This helps us to identify those who are most vulnerable to radicalisation and intervene before they commit any offences.

Prevent works in the non-criminal space. It is about supporting and protecting those people that might be vulnerable to radicalisation, ensuring that individuals are diverted away before any crime is committed.

Prevent are currently working closely with partner agencies, following the creation of the Crime and Security Act 2015.

Our contact details 

Telephone number : 101 

The type of personal information we collect 

We may collect and process the following information:

  • Personal data
  • Special Category Personal data
  • Criminal offence and conviction data

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • Safeguarding purposes 
  • Law Enforcement purposes


We may also receive personal information about you, from the following sources:

  • West Yorkshire Police Officers and Staff
  • The Public
  • Statutory Prevent Partners


We may use the information to:

  • Safeguard you and other individuals 
  • To disrupt criminality
  • To prevent and detect crime
  • To divert you and other individuals away from crime


We may share this information with:

  • Channel panel members
  • Police Led Partnership Panel members
  • Local Authorities
  • Education Sector
  • Health Sector
  • Prisons & Probation
  • Other Police Forces and Law Enforcement Police partners


Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are: 

  • Where we have a legal obligation
  • To protect vital interests
  • To perform a public task


How we store your personal information 

Your information is securely stored on a national Prevent Case Management System. 

We keep Prevent Case Management Information in line with the WYP Retention Schedule and the Management of Police Information (MOPI) guidelines. 

For more information about your data protection rights please go to: Privacy Information Notice