Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism (PREVENT AGENDA)
Prevent is part of the UK counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent will address all forms of terrorism but continue to prioritise according to the threat they pose to our national security. At present, the majority of our resources and efforts will continue to be devoted to stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. There is a commitment to protecting freedom of speech in this country. But preventing terrorism will mean challenging extremist (and non-violent) ideas that are also part of a terrorist ideology. Prevent will also mean intervening to stop people moving from extremist groups or from extremism into terrorist-related activity.
The Prevent strategy will specifically:
- respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those
who promote it;
- prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given
appropriate advice and support; and
- work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which need
to be addressed.
This link takes you to Wirral Safeguarding Children Partnership's website information on Prevent
The link below leads to the ‘Let’s talk about it’ campaign, that advocates working together to prevent terrorism. Please be vigilant and report any concerns about a child that you may have.