Prevent Watch

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.

Counter Terrorism officers “blame Qur’an for terrorism” says family

The widely discredited Prevent scheme reached a new low recently, with officers allegedly showing open disdain for the Qur’ān and the basic tenets of Islām. In this latest shocking episode, two Counter Terrorism Officers and a Social Worker questioned Adam, an eight-year-old boy who attends school in Redbridge, during his lunch break. (Name changed for anonymity) During his interrogation, he said he was asked if he prays, which mosque he attends, and was even asked to recite verses from the Qur’ān before being pushed by the officers to explain the meanings of various verses. Read more

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