Statements and Briefs

Position statements, briefs, pamphlets and information leaflets distributed in relation to Prevent and counter-extremism in different sectors.

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.

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People’s Review of Prevent: Brief on the Academic Freedom Bill 2023

The People’s Review of Prevent has released a briefing document to the higher education sector that is essential reading given recent events in the Middle East.

CategoriesStatements and Briefs Education Resources

CAGE Survey: The far-right and Ukraine vs Palestine solidarity in UK schools

The far-right and Ukraine compared to Palestine solidarity in UK schools is the subject of this CAGE survey and brief released in July 2022, taken from 462 responses.

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The UK Prevent Strategy: A Bridge Initiative Factsheet

This brief released at Georgetown University in the US, sums up the UK Prevent Strategy and why it is harmful for an American audience concerned about Islamophobia.

CategoriesStatements and Briefs Education Resources

Statement from United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism and Counter-Terrorism

This United Nations statement documents the growing concern at the UN about the potential for racial and religious abuse within Prevent.

CategoriesStatements and Briefs Community Resources

Freedom of speech and counter-extremism: UK Joint Committee for Human Rights

The minutes from the House of Lords and House of Commons hearing of the JCHR report on Freedom of Speech at universities in relation to concerns about Prevent.

CategoriesStatements and Briefs Education Resources

Preventing Prevent: Student Handbook on Counter-Extremism and Anti-Racism in Education

On counter-extremism against anti-racism in education, this handbook from the Black Students’ Campaign is a relaunch of their original, for student unions, officers and organisers.

CategoriesStatements and Briefs Health Resources

Counter-extremism and Psychiatry: Royal College of Psychiatrists

This position statement as early as 2016 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists raises pressing ethical concerns about Prevent’s impact on the therapeutic relationship.

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The Prevent strategy: Dividing communities and Threatening Civil Liberties

This brief on the Prevent strategy was put together by Stand up to Racism. It was one of the first to explain the harms counter-extremism of to rights-based student action.

CategoriesCommunity Resources Statements and Briefs

Segregation in Britain is decreasing: Highlights from the 2011 census

Segregation in Britain is decreasing in most local authority districts of England and Wales, for all ethnic minority groups, says this brief from the 2011 census.