The Government Prevent Duty

The Government has asked all schools to raise awareness of The Prevent Duty in our community.
We hope that the following questions and answers will explain what it is all about.


What is Prevent?
Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism.  The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.  Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats. E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others)


Three key themes
The police, Local Authorities and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm.  We work together and focus on three key themes:

  • Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and intervention projects.
  • Working closely with institutions such as universities school, prisons health, charities and faith establishments.
  • Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, partners and our communities.


Prevent Team
The Prevent Engagement team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussions ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities.  They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.


Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism.


How can you help?
It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities.  There are many ways you can help:

  • You can get in touch with your local neighborhood or Prevent Team for advice and support if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation
  • You can speak to your local officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together
  • You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events.


Hampshire Prevent
Dedicated to preventing people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Contact by calling 101 or email: