The PROP Expert View: How prevent ‘adultifies’ children

Case Child Q and other children has cast a light on the “adultification” of Black children, but this approach also features in Prevent, though it is applied to ethnic minority children more generally.

Under Prevent, children are regularly subjected to interviews by counter-terrorism police without a responsible adult being present. This is occurring to thousands of children each year.

Yet they are not under suspicion of a terrorism offence, only of potentially coming under the influence of an extremist “ideology”.

Source: How Prevent ‘adultifies’ children – The People Review of Prevent