As described in the Prevent Referrals Online Training, some referrals may be dismissed from the Channel process.
For example, it may be found that an innocent comment has been taken out of context;
Or further context explains and justifies what was considered concerning behaviour;
Or that while a safeguarding issue is evident it is not related to radicalisation, and therefore should be passed onto another support mechanism.
Once the referral has been assessed as suitable for Channel, information sharing can begin, pending Information Sharing Request Forms.
Before you proceed, answer the following question:
At the outset, who needs to assess all referrals to check they are suitable to be referred into Channel Panel?
Please note: The police may follow up a referral with a phone call if they believe it requires urgent attention but will not otherwise confirm a referral has been sent to the local authority.
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