Amnesty International has called for the abolition of the Prevent strategy, accusing it of severe human rights abuses and of encouraging “thought policing”.
The People's Review of Prevent
The People’s Review of Prevent is an alternative review to the Government Shawcross Review.
This review provides a voice to the people most impacted by the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is described as ‘safeguarding’ children from harms. However, under Prevent, safeguarding is focused on protecting the wider public from children believed to be ‘risky’, rather than protecting children from harms.
Throughout our report we present case studies that show how real these harms can be and the distress they cause to children and their families and carers.
A report by Amnesty International, illustrates that Prevent is a dangerously broken system where the vast majority of people reported do not present any threat.