Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.  The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or support terrorism.


Walsall Council has been working alongside the Home Office for several years and have a Prevent Co-ordinator, funded by the Home Office and since July last year, a Prevent Education Officer. Local partners are also heavily involved in Prevent work on a practical level and through the Prevent Board which meets.........


Roles of Prevent Co-ordinator and Prevent Education Officer:

  • Promoting the Prevent Strategy across partners.

  • Developing and driving forward a Prevent Delivery Plan.

  • Liaising with the Home Office around strategy and project management.

  • Delivery of WRAP training across all sectors.

  • Managing the governance arrangements for the Prevent Delivery Group.

  • Keeping abreast of all intelligence to obtain a clear understanding of the current local threat for the borough.

  • See your Prevent Co-ordinator and Prevent Education Officer here

Last Updated: 20.10.2020

Training update


The Home Office Prevent training team has launched three Prevent training products: a dedicated referral awareness eLearning package and a package that explains in depth the Channel process and Prevent Referrals.
Each has been designed and built to support training users, government departments and sectors to complement the existing Prevent awareness eLearning. They enable users to flexibly navigate their way through the content and gain greater insight, knowledge and skills to confidently carry out their functions to support people vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism.

It must be stressed that the above three training resources DO NOT replace ‘Workshops to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP Training).

Additional Guidance on Prevent Referrals

The training is for anyone who has been through the Prevent awareness eLearning or a Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP), and so already has an understanding of Prevent and of their role in safeguarding vulnerable people.


The training follows on from the Prevent awareness training which introduces users to the NOTICE-CHECK-SHARE procedure for evaluating and sharing concerns relating to radicalisation. The package shares best practice on how to articulate concerns about an individual, and ensure that they are robust and considered. It is aimed at anyone who may be in a position to notice signs of vulnerability to radicalisation and aims to give them confidence in referring on for help if appropriate. It is also designed for those (for example line managers) who may receive these referrals and have to consider how to respond, whether that be establishing more context, or reaching out to partner agencies for support. A link to the training is below.

Channel Awareness

This training package is for anyone who may be asked to contribute to, sit on, or even run a Channel Panel. It is aimed at all levels, from a professional  asked to input and attend for the first time, to a member of staff new to their role and organising a panel meeting. It covers both an introduction to what Channel is, how it operates in the user’s region, and how to organise a Channel Panel for the first time. In response to feedback, it also covers information sharing, including how, when and with whom to share information of a Channel case. A link to the Channel Panel training is below.

Prevent awareness eLearning

The Prevent awareness eLearning has recently been refreshed. This includes updates to reflect the recommendations from the Parsons Green review, updated information following the change in threat and attacks of 2017, and new case studies. A link to the training is below.

Useful Contact Directories

Educate Against Hate

Available 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

REMEMBER In an emergency or to report an imminent threat, always call the police on 999

Anti-Terrorist Hotline

24 hours per day, 365 days per year. All calls and information are treated in the strictest confidence. If you know something about a threat to national security such as terrorism or espionage, please contact:

Terrorism and National Emergencies

Reporting suspicious activity that could be potentially related to terrorism.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit

Constantly review terrorism threats in the region to help keep the public safe. Counter Terrorism policing is a national network and while mostly based within the West Midlands, can also be asked to investigate cases anywhere in the country.

If you have any Safeguarding Concerns

Walsall Safeguarding Partnership has a new website which replaces the Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children board websites. Please visit

Walsall Council Community safety page:


For further information on related topics please click on links below:

Victim Support   |   Hate Crime

Prevent Related Resources

Walsall Prevent Programme

A Guide for Parents and Carers

Referral Flowchart

as of April 2019

Prevent Guidance for Schools

Understanding Prevent

Walsall Prevent Delivery Plan


Walsall Prevent Digests (Monthly)

Walsall Prevent Digest

May 2021

Walsall Prevent Digest

March 2021

Walsall Prevent Digest

December 2020

Walsall Prevent Digest

October 2020

Walsall Prevent Digest

August 2020

Walsall Prevent Digest

June 2020

Walsall Prevent Digest

April 2021

Walsall Prevent Digest

February 2021

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November 2020

Walsall Prevent Digest

September 2020

Walsall Prevent Digest

July 2020

Useful Resources

Counter Terrorism Policing

Run, Hide, Tell Information

As part of Safer Internet Day 2021, the Department for Education has published a new blog post on Educate Against Hate sharing their top tips to help young people stay safe online this #SaferInternetDay.


The blog offers advice on being safe online, how to respond to negative things seen online and tips for keeping your data secure. 

ACT Video

The below links are two new animated ‘explainer films’ about Prevent and are aimed at the general public, concerned friends, a family audience and provide an introduction to Prevent and to the work of Prevent officers.


Your Prevent Co-ordinator and Prevent Education Officer

Niall Markham
Prevent Coordinator

Mobile: 07766 160 646

Resilient Communities, Economy Environment & Communities, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, 1st floor, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

David Chadwick

Prevent Education Officer


Telephone: 01922 652726 (only when logged in)
Mobile: 07584 381 613

Resilient Communities, Economy Environment & Communities, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, 1st floor, Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.