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Prevent Strategy

THE PREVENT STRATEGY

What is Prevent?    Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government’s strategy to address terrorism. The main aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent focuses on all forms of terrorist threats.  E.g. international terrorism, far right extremists (among others).               

The Government’s Prevent strategy can be found at the following address: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Three key themes        

The police, Local Authorities, and our partner organisations are working together to help strengthen and empower our communities to reject those who want to cause harm. We work together and focus on three key themes:

·  Safeguarding vulnerable individuals through the provision of advice and support and
   intervention projects.
 
· Working closely with institutions such as Universities, Schools, Prisons, Health, Charities
  and faith establishments.
 
· Challenging terrorist ideology by working closely with other local and national agencies, 
  partners and our communities

Prevent Team

The Prevent Engagement Team of officers and police staff aim to encourage discussion ensuring that terrorism is prevented from taking root in our communities. They support the wider engagement activities already taking place in schools, places of worship and community groups.

Through this work they aim to strengthen communities in order to challenge the ideologies and messages of hate which lead to terrorism. 

How you can help?

It is important that we all work together, so that we can protect our communities. There are many ways you can help:

· You can get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team (PCSOs) or Prevent  team for advice and support if you are worried about someone you know who you believe may be vulnerable to radicalisation.

· You can speak to your local Police officers or Prevent contact about helping run community events to bring people from different communities together.

· You can provide facilities that could help us and our partners hold community engagement events.

Educate Against Hate

DfE has launched a new website which parents and teachers can access to help protect children from radical views. www.educateagainsthate.com offers parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice to protect children from the dangers of extremism, drawing on resources and guidance designed by the government and charities such as the NSPCC and Childnet.