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The Times: Prevent scheme criticised as vague and poorly targeted

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The government’s flagship counter-extremism strategy is so vague that it results in thousands of unnecessary referrals by teachers and healthcare professionals, according to a new report.

The original article in the Times is behind a paywall, however the report written by Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is available in full. It highlights:
  • Prevent is so vague that it results in thousands of unnecessary referrals by teachers and healthcare professionals.
  • The categories of those who may be “vulnerable to extremism” cover a huge range of people unlikely to participate in terrorism.
  • The “vulnerability indicators” described in the programme’s guidance are “vague and lack clear connections to violent radicalisation”.

    Source: Prevent scheme criticised as vague and poorly targeted | News | The Times

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