Prevent - Reducing the risk of radicalisation

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Although extremely rare in the UK, terrorism is a danger to us all. Local Authorities and other partner agencies within Hampshire and the IoW are working together to raise awareness around the Prevent agenda and have agreed to raise greater public awareness around the risks associated with being radicalised.

What is Prevent?

Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It is part of the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy.

What is terrorism?

Terrorism is the unlawful use of violence or a threat of violence to support a belief or ideology.

What is extremism?

Extremism is the use of extreme behaviour to support a belief or ideology. Not all extremism is harmful or criminal, but sometimes those who behave in an extreme way can go on to become terrorists.

Prevention is better than cure

The Hampshire Constabulary Prevent Team, in partnership with local authorities and other partnership agencies, including Winchester City Council, is working to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists. We are doing this by building stronger, safer communities who feel empowered to reject extremism and terrorism in all its forms. 

Who to contact?

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Prevent Partnership Board aims to stop people from becoming violent extremists or supporting terrorism.  Their website offers a wealth of useful information on national and local guidance, training, resources and links to useful organisations.

If you have any concerns about an individual, please contact Hampshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number, 101, or by e-mail; alternatively, call the Anti-Terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321

If you see extremist material on-line

The internet is used by some people to promote terrorism and extremism. Hampshire Constabulary is committed to protecting citizens but they rely on people to tell them about it. Visit, which is a dedicated web page where you can report on-line content you think might be illegal or which you find offensive. 

Please see external links below for further information on the work of Hampshire Constabulary's prevent team. 

For further information please contact the Community Safety Team on; 01962 848 132 or by e-mail;