Updated April 2024


The University of Bolton’s approach to Prevent is to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of its community from being drawn into radicalisation and terrorism. This is also balanced with the continued commitment towards protecting academic freedom and speech and other key legislation. To complement the existing resources and guidance available at the University, this section on LEAP Online aims to provide an overview of the essential information to support students in their understanding of their safeguarding role. Complete the assessment to earn a LEAP Online digital badge.


Trigger warning

The following section contains sensitive content, that might trigger unwelcome or distressing memories or thoughts. While individuals may respond differently to content, it is not always possible to anticipate, or alert users to, all potential triggers. If you find this topic challenging, you are free to stop at any stage. You should also be aware that the University of Bolton provide appropriate wellbeing support, including services provided by Life Lounge, who can be contacted at:

Section Updated April 2024 - New definition of extremism (2024) added to Prevent tutorial.

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This section links to:

Futher Help and Guidance

  • UoB Student Advisors
    Tel: 01204 903733 or email: studentadvisors@bolton.ac.uk
  • UoB Wellbeing Team (Life Lounge)
    Tel: 01204 903566 or email: lifelounge@bolton.ac.uk
  • Police
    In the event of an emergency i.e. someone is at immediate risk of harm please contact the Police using 999 (Emergency) or 101 (non-emergency).
  • Child Line
    Help for children and young people
    Tel: 0800 1111.
    Help for adults concerned about a child
    Tel: 0808 800 5000.

Suspicious Activity

If you are concerned about someone being drawn in to terrorism and you wish to talk to the Police please use 0800 789 321 or 101. Likewise, to report suspicious activity please contact 0800 789 321 or visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk

Prevent Policy

For the latest version of the Prevent Policy, go to the Student Policy Zone for this academic year