Counter terrorism strategy
PREVENT is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy which is known as CONTEST. PREVENT aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The objectives of the PREVENT strategy are:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it;
- Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support;
- Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address.
The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory duty on responsible authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Responsible authorities are local authorities, schools, further and higher education, the health sector, prison, probation and the police.
Further information can be found in the Revised PREVENT Duty Guidance
Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)
The Home Office have produced a DVD based training package called WRAP. It is designed to help make staff aware of their contribution in preventing vulnerable people being exploited for extremist or terrorist purposes. It details when, how and where to refer concerns about vulnerable individuals. More information can be found via Learning & Development Team.
Making a referral
If you think that someone may be vulnerable to radicalisation you can make a referral via: