The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 contains a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, this is known as the Prevent Duty. The Prevent Duty came into force for local authorities on 1st July 2015. The Prevent Duty states that “all specified authorities subject to the Duty will need to ensure they provide appropriate training for staff involved in the implementation of this Duty”. (Prevent Duty Guidance, Home Office 2015).


We need to ensure that all council employees have a good understanding of Prevent in order to fulfil the requirements of their role.

The level of awareness and understanding of Prevent required for staff is based on:

  • The degree of contact you have with members of the public  including children, young people, families and vulnerable adults; and
  • The knowledge and understanding of Prevent you need to fulfil the requirements of your role


Having a good understanding of Prevent will enable staff to know what to look out for when going about day to day work, when coming into contact with members of the public, and how to report any concerns.




Name: Karla Vowles

Job Title: Senior Partnerships Officer


Tel: 01543 464635


Name: Kerry Wright

Job Title: Partnerships & Communications Manager


Tel: 01543 464368


Name: Steve Shilvock

Job Title: Head of Environmental Health, Partnerships & Communications


Tel: 01543 464597

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If you have any concerns you can refer them to the Cannock Chase Community Safety Hub by sending an email to


However if your concern is considered high risk then this will need to be referred direct to the Police Prevent team at Staffordshire Police Tel: 01785 232054


If you would like any further information about Prevent, or would like to book some training please contact Karla.


There are some Prevent promotional materials ie. leaflets, pens, notepads and keyrings which contain contact details for the Police Prevent team, if you would like some please contact Karla.





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