Prevent was set up in 2006 by the Labour government as part of the wider counter-terrorism strategy called CONTEST. Prevent’s aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Prevent Strategy has three objectives:
Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it
Protecting vulnerable people
Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.
A key part of the Prevent strategy is “Channel”. Police work with public bodies, including local councils, social workers, NHS staff, schools and the justice system to identify those at risk of being drawn into terrorism, assess what the risk might be and then develop tailored support for those referred to them. A range of approaches are outlined here and include mentoring, anger management or drug and alcohol programmes.
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