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Prevent is about safeguarding individuals and communities from the threat of terrorism. It is delivered as part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

If someone is identified as being potentially vulnerable to radicalisation or extremism, Prevent puts in place processes to help them. If you have any concerns that someone may be vulnerable to radicalisation please contact the relevant safeguarding teams.

If you have concerns about a child under the age of 18 please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
Telephone: 023 8083 3336
Email: mash@southampton.gov.uk

If you have concerns about a person aged 18 and over please contact the Single Point of Access team (SPA).
Telephone: 023 8083 3003
Email: adult.contact.team@southampton.gov.uk


Our e-learning module has been developed by the council for the city. It aims to explain key terms such as 'extremism', 'radicalisation' and 'terrorism'. It will also explain what Prevent is, how to report a concern about an individual in Southampton and what happens once a concern has been reported. It should take around 15 minutes to complete.

Southampton e-learning

If you require further resources or alternative training packages, information is available via these links:

Working group

To ensure all institutions in Southampton are meeting their responsibilities under the Prevent duty, a sub-committee of the Safe City Partnership has been established. The Southampton Prevent working group comprises over 20 members who are listed in the document below.

Terms of reference, including membership


The council has developed a list of FAQs that may answer some questions you have around Prevent and the Channel Panel.

FAQs about Prevent

Contact details

If you would like any more details about any of the information on this page please contact Southampton City Council’s strategy unit or community development team.

Strategy unit email: strategy.unit@southampton.gov.uk
Community development email: communities@southampton.gov.uk