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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.

What we’re working on

response to shawcross report

Report: A Response to the Shawcross Report

On 21st March 2023 we published an evidenced-based response to the Shawcross Report. Prevent experts Prof John Holmwood and Dr Layla Aitlhadj have detailed in a 85-page response on how the Shawcross report is flawed.

Report: The People’s Review of Prevent

On 12 February 2019, the government committed to carrying out an independent review of Prevent. We explain why the Government’s review of Prevent resulted in a boycott across civic society and the resultant alternative, the People’s Review of Prevent.

The Trojan Horse Affair

The Trojan Horse Affair ensured the Prevent was embedded in legislation under the guise of safeguarding. We analyse the events that unfolded in 2014 to reveal how they impact Prevent as we know it today.

Information and Support


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 when dealing with Prevent officers. We provide the latest here.


There are many myths about Prevent, here you can learn more.

Ways to Support

Your commitment has been vital to assisting hundreds of families across the UK who have been impacted by Prevent.

Prevent Watch appreciates every supporter and donor who helps to keep our helpline and supporting services running. Although we have helped hundreds of individuals we know that thousands of individuals are referred to Prevent each year and we rely on your help to be able to reach every person who needs our support.


Donate to support the individuals impacted


Support us in raising awareness about Prevent

We are incredibly grateful for your ongoing support.

Dr Layla Aitlhadj
Director, Prevent Watch