Prevent Watch

People's Review of Prevent

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.


Extremism play at Theatre Peckham from the 5th November – 23 November 2019 “A play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society. Join us in the classroom and pull up a seat.” Extremism By Anders Lustgarten Why is it wrong to want to feel safe? The police just took Jamal away. Because Miss Tomlinson called them. Because she had to. Because of Prevent, and now all that’s left is a shell-shocked class. A play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society. Join us in the classroom and pull up a seat. First produced by NT Connections (2017) Directed by Suzann McLean Designed by Emma Wee A mix of matinee and evening performances. An optional post-performance discussion will follow. Read More >>

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On Saturday 23rd of November, the teachers and governors accused in the 2014 Trojan Horse Inquiries returned to Park View School for a guerrilla performance of ‘Trojan Horse’. Lung Theatre

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the destructors

Politics and personal experience combine in the films of Imran Perretta. The son of a Bangladeshi mother and an Italian father, he grew up in South London in a political landscape shaped by the Islamaphobic “war on terror” in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. His work reflects his acute awareness of the ways in which state aggression is enacted on young men of colour. Read More >>

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There Is No Alternative

The Showroom presents There Is No Alternative, a new commission by UK-born Athens-based artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos. There Is No Alternative is a performative, durational installation combining live painting, a research archive, and a series of workshops, talks, and events open to the public. The project, Khan-Dossos’ first in a UK public institution, features her on-going research into the complex context of the UK government’s development of pre-crime and surveillance policies, questioning the politics of representation and the positioning of care that the strategies around those policies generate. Read More >>

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