Urgent overhaul planned for Prevent

Posted: 3rd October 2022

Suella Braverman is reportedly planning an urgent overhaul of the Government’s counter-extremism programme after an official inquiry concluded Prevent was treating potential terrorists as “victims”. Government sources said the new Home Secretary had identified reform of Prevent as “a key priority”. The disclosure comes as the Telegraph reveals the findings of the assessment, written by William Shawcross, the former chairman of the Charity Commission, have concluded that the programme appeared to have been focusing on “protecting those referred into Prevent from harm” rather than “protecting the public” from potential terrorists. The document warns that Prevent “has increasingly come to be seen as synonymous with safeguarding… confusing practitioners and officials as to Prevent’s fundamental purpose.”

The Daily Telegraph  

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