• Home
  • PREVENT & British Values

What Is Prevent?

The Prevent Duty is one of the elements of the government’s counter terrorism strategy known as CONTEST.

Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.


Here are some common terms that you may have come across and what they mean:

The following video is provided by the Home Office and provides an introduction to Prevent using real life scenarios and interviews:


There is an e-learning module on Prevent that all learners will be asked to complete during their programme, and this can be found at


County Lines

What Do We Mean by County Lines?

County Lines is where illegal drugs are transported from one area to another, often across police and local authority boundaries (although not exclusively), usually by children or vulnerable people who are coerced into it by gangs.

How do you know if County Lines drug dealing is happening in your area?

Some signs to look out for include:

  • An increase in visitors and cars to a house, or flat or new faces appearing at the house or flat
  • New and regularly changing residents (e.g different accents compared to local accent)
  • Change in resident’s mood and/or demeanour (e.g. secretive/ withdrawn/ aggressive/ emotional)
  • Changes in the way young people you might know dress
  • Unexplained, sometimes unaffordable new things (e.g clothes, jewellery, cars etc)
  • Residents or young people you know going missing, maybe for long periods of time
  • Young people seen in different cars/taxis driven by unknown adults
  • Young people seeming unfamiliar with your community or where they are
  • An increase in anti-social behaviour in the community

County Lines – Useful Terms

There are words and terms commonly used by people who are involved in County Lines, these words will describe the County Lines activity taking place.

Terms and their definitions:

British Values

Total Training Provision actively promote the fundamental British Values. Together we can help to lessen the hold of extremism on the people of Britain.

Share this page

Call our customer services team free on 0800 038 5666 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm, Friday or email info@total-tp.com