Warwickshire is a relatively safe place to live, and most crime types are continuing to reduce. However, we also live in a global community which means we are affected by trends and events that occur at the international level. At present, we need to consider the international threat of terrorism and those people who are pulled into groups that support extremist causes.

In Warwickshire, authorities and communities are working together to deliver the Government’s Prevent Strategy. Prevent is one of four objectives which make up the Government’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism – CONTEST.

The Prevent Strategy has three key objectives:

  1. Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it;
  2. Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and
  3. Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address. It is set up to challenge all forms of terrorism, including the influence of far right and far left extremists. It defines extremism as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”.

Prevent operates in a pre-criminal space, providing support and re-direction to vulnerable individuals at risk of being groomed into terrorist activities before any crimes are committed. Radicalisation could be comparable to other forms of harm and abuse. It is therefore considered a safeguarding issue and thought of alongside the wider safeguarding agenda.

A local action plan has been developed to implement the Prevent Strategy in Warwickshire and in particular to implement the new Prevent and Channel legislation.

The action plan is owned by the multi-agency Warwickshire Prevent Working Group which reports into the Safer Warwickshire Partnership Board.

Prevent Action Plan 2019/21

Channel is a key element of the Prevent Strategy. It is a multi-agency approach to identifying and providing support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism.

The following leaflet provides more information on how the Channel process works in Warwickshire. Channel meetings are currently held monthly.

Prevent Leaflet

If you need to make a referral, please download the referral form here:

Prevent Referral Form

To understand the pathway process for Channel Panel referral system, click below:

Warwickshire Channel Panel Pathway

Training courses are available throughout the year as follows:

Workshop to Raise Awareness on Prevent (WRAP) is an awareness raising session ‘Workshop to Raise Awareness on Prevent’ available to communities, individuals, professionals, agencies, partners and commissioned services.

Prevent Update Training.

The Prevent Duty was established in 2015 and since that time many people have attended the Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent. However the changing nature of the threat and risk associated with Violent extremism means that we need to refresh our understanding of how vulnerable individuals can be radicalised and how we can work together to challenge this. A new training course has been prepared for this purpose, and covers:-

  • A brief overview of the Prevent Duty
  • The current priorities and risks in Warwickshire
  • The signs and symbols associated with extremism
  • The impact of online grooming
  • The support that’s available and how to access it
  • The training takes 1hr 30mins and is a practical guide to the Prevent Duty for practioners. It is suitable for those staff that have attended WRAP previously and need a refresh as well as those who are new to Prevent.

Train the Trainer is on offer for those who would like to train others in the Workshop To Raise Awareness on Prevent (WRAP).

Group or team training sessions on WRAP can be arranged at a time convenient to yourselves, to organise this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Training for Council Service Providers/Contractors in Warwickshire

The Council has a responsibility to ensure individuals are not subject to radicalisation from any ideology and in addition are not drawn into acts of terrorism. The council retains that same responsibility even when services are delivered for them by others in a commissioned arrangement.

WRAP training and Prevent Update training is on offer to local commissioned services and providers. See flyer below:

Commissioned Services Prevent Training Flyer

For further information on Prevent Training, go to the Safe in Warwickshire website for up to date information.


For more information on Prevent in Warwickshire you can
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If you have any worries or concerns, or would like more information on Prevent, and the signs and behaviours, please contact Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Prevent officers on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
In an emergency, call 999. 

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