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I was coming from a place of fear and panic, and someone suggested Prevent Watch. I really don’t know where I would be today if I hadn’t gotten that advice.”
I don’t have the words to really explain how grateful I am for the support that the organisation has given me over the three years they were helping me.”
There are approximately 6,000-7,000 Prevent referrals made each year. And the majority of these referrals are of children.
Of these Prevent Watch has supported over 640 to date, in negotiating what is a traumatic and often confusing and untransparent process.
Not only are children disproportionately impacted by being in the education system, which is tasked with Prevent, but Muslims are still EIGHT times more likely to be referred to Prevent than the general population. Prevent Watch supports individuals impacted by Prevent through a free helpline.
Although each case is unique, the lifecycle of each case sees Prevent Watch: