Prevent

Prevent is the strand of the counter-terrorism workstream that aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The new Prevent strategy is based on the conclusions of the Prevent review published June 2011. 

Challenging extremist ideas

Preventing terrorism will mean challenging extremist ideas that are conducive to terrorism or are shared by terrorist groups. We will make a clearer distinction between our Prevent work and our programmes to support integration.

Prevent objectives 

The objectives for Prevent the next four years will be:

  • 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 a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health) where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address

Further information

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