Prevent Policy: preventing violent and non-violent extremism and radicalisation
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- 6 June 2017
- Offenders, Social Policy
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Prevent is one of four strands of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy – CONTEST. The UK currently faces a range of terrorist threats. Terrorist groups who pose a threat to the UK seek to radicalise and recruit people to their cause. Therefore, early intervention is at the heart of Prevent which aims to divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.
Prevent happens before any criminal activity takes place by recognising, supporting and protecting people who might be susceptible to radicalisation.
The national Prevent Duty confers mandatory duties and responsibilities on a range of public organisations, including Further Education providers, and seeks to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views.
- Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and violent extremism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support.
- Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation which needs to be addressed, including education, criminal justice, faith, the internet and health.
This document sets out the aims and objectives of this policy.
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