What is Prevent?

Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, which is the government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, provide practical help to prevent individuals from being drawn into terrorism and give appropriate advice and support.

Prevent referral process

All referrals with respect to PREVENT should be directed to Prevent Police and Warrington Social Care Services in the first instance, highlighting any potential concerns.

Referrals should be sent to:



childreferral@warrington.gov.uk (if concerns regarding a child) or servicereception@warrington.gov.uk (if concerns regarding an adult)

Further information:

For further information about the Prevent referral process click on the attached prevent referral pathway document.

If you have any questions about filling in the form, please call: 01606 362121 (Cheshire Police Prevent Team)