Community Safety Services

Prevent (Counter Terrorism)

Prevent (Counter Terrorism)

Prevent is the name given to a national strategy which aims to stop people from becoming violent extremists or supporting terrorism. Prevent forms part of the Government's CONTEST strategy, specifying that authorities have a duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. View more information about the strategy.

The Isle of Wight Council has a Prevent Board which includes the Community Safety Partners, Isle of Wight College, Adult and Children's Safeguarding Leads and other relevant partners.

‘Channel’ forms part of the national Prevent strategy and is a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. The IOW Council coordinates a ‘channel panel’ which agencies can refer into if they have a concern about a child, young person or adult at risk of radicalisation.


Making referrals 

If you need to make a referral, please do so using the prevent referral form. For general Prevent enquiries within Hampshire, or for advice on completing the referral form, please contact the local Hampshire Prevent team or the Prevent Gateway team  or call 01865 555618.   

If you have a safeguarding concern please follow your organisations safeguarding process. In an emergency please call 999.

Further Information

For access to a range of resources for schools, parents and young people to support Prevent and other Safeguarding topics please visit the Hampshire Constabulary Safe4me Education Resources website.

For further information and a greater understanding about Prevent, the Home Office have a free eLearning tool.

If you would like further information or an informal discussion about any of the above please contact the IOW Community Safety Team via