Let’s start by making sure we all share the same understanding of what Channel is:
Channel provides support to individuals who are vulnerable to being drawn into any form of terrorism. They aim is to divert that person from their path of radicalisation before they become involved in any terrorist-related criminal activity.
The Channel process assesses referrals, and when necessary brings together a number of partner agencies, to discuss the concerns raised and organise a bespoke safeguarding support package for the vulnerable individual.
The Channel process is managed by the local authority, in conjunction with the police, on behalf of the Home Office.