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