Prevent in the News
THE PREVENT DUTY
The Prevent Duty is championed by the government as an effective strategy to prevent terrorism, however, evidence suggests this is having an adverse effect on communities. Thousands of Prevent referrals are made each year but very few of them lead to any intervention.
Prevent Watch has supported hundreds of people impacted by Prevent. Our case studies show a huge failing of the Prevent Duty. We provide a free helpline with dedicated case workers to support people impacted by the Prevent Duty. We provide access to lawyers, media, research and much more.
The Government Prevent Review
During the passage of the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 on 12 February 2019, the government committed to carrying out an independent review of Prevent.
On 12th August 2019 the Government appointed Lord Alexander Carlile of Berriew CBE QC, however, by January 2020 he was removed in light of a legal challenge.
On 26th January 2021 the Government appointed William Shawcross.
The Trojan Horse Affair
The Trojan Horse affair, which burst into the news in early 2014 with claims about ‘Islamist extremism’ in Birmingham schools.
This involved the collapse of professional misconduct cases brought against teachers at the school at the centre of an alleged plot.
The cases collapsed because of “serious improprieties” on the behalf of lawyers acting for the agency of the Department for Education responsible for teacher standards.
How we can help…
We provide a FREE help line and support services for people impacted by Prevent
You can contact us via email and one of our case workers will respond to you.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Know your rights when dealing with Prevent officers. We provide the latest here.
There are many myths about Prevent, here you can learn more.