How does UK’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme work and why is it criticised
The unveiling of a secret database holding all referrals to Prevent has sparked a fresh debate over the controversial anti-radicalisation programme.
What is Prevent?
Prevent is one of the four “Ps” of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, along with Pursue, Protect and Prepare.
Prevent was created by the Labour government in 2003 and its remit was widened by the coalition government in 2011.
Its stated purpose is to safeguard and support those vulnerable to radicalisation and to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.