Shawcross’s recommendation to apply to Prevent in immigration relies upon one flawed assumption among many that he makes in his review, and will further divide and destabilise UK society.
The foundations of the Prevent duty are pre-crime in nature; it rests on an assumption that it is possible to ‘predict’ an individual’s susceptibility to be violent, even when that individual is a child.
The latest Prevent statistics direct us to an answer that lies in following long-held practices that preserve trust and will allow better access to public services while restoring it to its rightful role.
This blog is about three main concerns about the Prevent strategy that are linked to civil liberties and human rights. It forms a summary of Prevent Watch’s recent presentation at Portcullis House.
This blog deals with the harmful aspects of Prevent to which Shawcross admits when he describes it as “a state-run scheme to counter specific ideas, attitudes, and non-criminal behaviours”.
From self-censorship to democratic disengagement, the real impact of Prevent on young people should be causing the government to reconsider Prevent – so, why are they only increasing the pressure?
New Prevent guidelines for responsible authorities will be severely tested by the fallout from the military actions in Israel-Palestine.
Increasing assaults on community security in the UK include the use of Prevent on Muslims, providing interesting common ground with the new Policing Act and its impact on Gypsy communities.
Here’s what students, staff and parents can expect this 2023-4 academic year after the Home Office accepted all of Shawcross’s recommendations.
Almost two years ago – a long time in the history of the Prevent strategy – I spoke to a mother who confided in me that her son was so distraught by a Prevent referral made by his school that he had told her he no longer wished to live. This is her story.