Prevent

Summary

Prevent is a key strand in the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, also known as CONTEST.

Local authorities are seen as having a major role to play in preventing people from being drawn into terrorist activity – whatever the ideology behind it.

The aim of Prevent is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The government regards Prevent as a key part of CONTEST and does not believe it is possible to resolve the threats we face simply by arresting and prosecuting more people.

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