Community Safety Services

Prevent (Counter Terrorism)

Prevent is the name given to a national strategy which aims to stop people from becoming violent extremists or supporting terrorism.  This is part of the Government's CONTEST strategy, specifying that authorities have a duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.  For more information, please view the strategy on the Gov.uk website by clicking here.

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

The Council is currently delivering Prevent awareness training to all staff to ensure they can recognise vulnerable people who may be at risk of becoming radicalised.

A Channel panel has been established which is a multi agency panel to receive referrals and provide support to prevent radicalisation.

To view Prevent leaflet, please click here (PDF, 485KB, 1 Page).

To make referrals to the Channel panel please contact one of the below agencies:

  • Police call 101.
  • Isle of Wight Council email: prevent@iow.gov.uk.
  • Children's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Telephone: 0300 555 1373.

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 by clicking here