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Dealing with emergencies - Countering Terrorism

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CONTEST is the UK's counter-terrorist strategy. It aims to reduce the risk from terrorism to the UK, its citizens and interests overseas, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence.

The four pillars of CONTEST are:

  • prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
  • pursue: to stop terrorist attacks happening.
  • protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack.
  • prepare: to minimise the impact of a terrorist attack.


Prevent is about preventing radicalisation and extremism. If you are worried about someone who is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead them to harming themselves or others, please click on the below links to find out where to get help.

Action Counters Terrorism


Home Office

Powys County Council 

  • Services for adults: ASSIST or call us on 0345 6027050
  • Services for Children and families: Powys Front Door or call us on 01597 827666

Protect and Prepare

ProtectUK provides business and the public with counter terrorism support and guidance to effectively protect and prepare.