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.

Prevent Watch dinner: Dr Layla Aitlhadj on the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent

Speaking at the Prevent Watch annual update event this year, Dr Layla Aitlhadj presented the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent, as the government review continues to be withheld. At the Prevent Watch Annual Update event 2022, Director of Prevent Watch, Dr Layla Aitlhadj, highlighted the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent. Dr Aitlhadj emphasized the wealth of evidence that fed into the review, from the over 600 case studies, to the diverse range of over 200 research reports and articles that were used to inform the People’s Review under the supervision of Prof John Holmwood, and the extensive roundtables which included experts in the field of Islamophobia, human rights and safeguarding among other topics. Addressing the guests, Dr Aitlhadj summarised the conclusions of the People’s Review which concluded that, not only does Prevent no prevent violence, but it abuses human rights, particularly those of Muslims and most

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