Counter terrorism

Places of worship may be targeted by terrorists due to the number of people who congregate for special events taking place or because of the nature of the place of worship.

Whilst places of worship are required to be as accessible and provide a welcoming atmosphere within; there have been several attacks aimed at different faiths across the world.

Guidance for reducing the threat

Advice has been produced by the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to help those responsible for security at your place of worship reduce the threat. Visit the government's crowded places guidance for more information. Open the guide and 'click' on the ‘places of worship’ icon.

If you require specific advice relating to your place of worship contact your local counter-terrorism security adviser.

Click here to find out more information on working with counter terrorism security advisers.