What is Prevent?

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 Southampton Children's Advisory Duty Services (SCADS).
Telephone: 023 8083 3336
Email: mash@southampton.gov.uk

If you have concerns about a person aged 18 and over please contact the Adult Social Care Connect (ASCC)
Telephone: 023 8083 3003
Email: adultsocialcareconnect@southampton.gov.uk

If you have any concerns and would like to report them to the council, please contact the Community Safety Team email: Community.safety@southampton.gov.uk

If your concern is an emergency please contact the police immediately on 999.


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

Government Prevent e-learning

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

Essential stuff

This document contains key information about preventing vulnerable adults and children from being drawn into terrorism or being radicalised, which you may find useful in your role.

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