From the classroom to emergency departments and university lecture theatres, Prevent reaches into many parts of society. The programme was expanded in February 2015 when it became a statutory duty for schools, NHS trusts, prisons and local authorities to report concerns about those at risk of turning to extremism. The change brought accusations that the government was spying, and criminalising specific communities. 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.