CONTEST: The United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism

Please click here for a brief summary of CONTEST which will assist in understanding what the strategy is.

The CONTEST presentation is aimed at Governance arrangements and will take about 30 minutes including questions and Les Donaldson, Civil Contingencies Officer, Orkney Islands Council is happy to accommodate convenient times/ dates to attend an organisation’s normal meeting time, in order to not inconvenience unduly. Contact Les directly on 01856 873535 extension 2119 or email

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. 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.

Click here for more information on Prevent.

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

WRAP is a free specialist workshop, designed by HM Government, to give you an introduction to the Prevent strategy and an individual’s role in safeguarding vulnerable people. The WRAP training is for front line services who access people’s homes/ meet them face to face.  This session takes about 2 hours and the co-ordinator for this training is Alison Skea, Learning & Development Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Services, Orkney Island Council. That training is delivered by OIC, NHS and Orkney College facilitators. Contact Alison for more details

If you as an organisation receive a grant or SLA from OIC, then as a condition of this grant or SLA, your relevant staff or volunteers should undertake the WRAP training.