Ofsted rate Little Ducklings Nursery as good

2019-05-24T16:31:44+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The Little Ducklings nursery in Harmsworth Crescent, Brighton, was told it “required improvement” last year. Ofsted inspectors reported staff did not know how to protect children from extremism. Workers were told they had to learn how to spot when youngsters may be at risk of being radicalised by family members or others. Government inspectors at

INSIDE PREVENT A Racist Policy of Social Control?

2019-05-24T16:19:58+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Hardeep Matharu explores why those in the Muslim community believe that the Government’s controversial counter-terrorism strategy is doing more harm than good. Since its inception in 2003, criticism and controversy has followed the Prevent strategy – an arm of the Government’s counter-terrorism framework. For many in the Muslim community, it is viewed as a sinister

If Theresa May refuses to adopt the definition of Islamophobia, the message she sends to the Muslim community will be heard loud and clear – Naz Shah

2019-05-24T16:16:38+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Naz Shah MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, commenting on reports Theresa May is preparing to reject the definition of Islamophobia published by Muslim groups, said: “The Conservative Party is in denial about Islamophobia and other forms of racism in its ranks, and that denial flows from the very top. If Theresa May

Hot topic: Reporting extremism in the workplace, part two

2019-05-24T16:13:49+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The government’s Prevent programme has been extended from the public sector to private sector firms The programme is enlisting businesses to help spot radicalisation, the Financial Times recently revealed, but some say it is a controversial move. So should it be HR’s role to root out extremist behaviour? And what are the ethical risks involved?

Government rejects controversial definition of Islamophobia after warning from terror police

2019-05-24T16:10:54+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The Government has rejected a controversial official definition of Islamophobia after a warning from police that anti-terrorist operations would be undermined. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims wanted to define it to tackle what it called a "social evil". But a government spokesman has now said the wording needed to be re-examined. The

Hollyoaks And The Far Right: How A Volunteer Network And The Home Office Helped Channel 4 Depict Radicalisation

2019-05-24T16:07:38+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

For just over a year, Nigel Bromage has been running Exit UK, a volunteer network that offers support and help for people trying to turn their back on the far right. But his steady stream of “a couple of enquiries a week” is turning into something bigger, since Hollyoaks made the bold decision of steering

Bridge Initiative FACTSHEET: PREVENT

2019-05-24T16:05:01+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News, Reports|

IMPACT: The United Kingdom’s Prevent policy aims to prevent vulnerable individuals from becoming terrorists. The policy relies on the unfounded claim that ideology is the main driver of terrorism. Critics have noted that the policy effectively renders all Muslims potential criminals and a U.N. expert has called for the policy to be abandoned. Read More

Teachers as informants: countering extremism and promoting violence

2019-05-24T16:01:26+00:00 May 24th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

This article is a response to Muslim students reporting that they had been silenced by fear of the PREVENT Counter-Terrorism Strategy. By adopting a Critical Realist stance, real generative mechanisms of this actual phenomenon are investigated and theorised. Recognition of changing definitions of both ‘radicalisation’ and ‘extremism’ in different versions of PREVENT results in the

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