This week will see the next significant step along the long path to holding the UK government to account for its policies against so-called “extremism”, including the toxic Prevent policy. Prevent has always been a controversial policy since it has been accused of structural racism, Islamophobia, being built on pseudoscience, and being overall counter-productive to reducing terrorism and political violence. Read more
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.
Council social services bosses have halted attempts to take a Muslim terror suspect’s five children into care, a High Court judge says. Less than two months ago bosses had asked Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles to consider taking the youngsters, who are aged between 14 and six, from their parents’ care. Read more