Prevent

Crime, Prevent, Reduce

Safeguarding people and communities

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The Home Office works with local authorities, a wide range of government departments, and community organisations to deliver the Prevent strategy. The Police also play a significant role in Prevent, in much the same way as they do when taking a preventative approach to other crimes.

Prevent uses a range of measures to challenge extremism including:

  • Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into terrorist or extremist activity through the Channel process
     
  • Working with and supporting community groups and social enterprise projects who provide services and support to vulnerable people
     
  • Working with faith groups and institutions to assist them in providing support and guidance to people who may be vulnerable; and
     
  • Supporting local schools, local industry and partner agencies through engagement, advice and training.

Colchester Borough Council’s Director of Partnerships has commissioned a PREVENT Strategy to set out the Partnership’s strategic aims over the period 2016-19 which was agreed in February 2016. To find out more about Colchester Borough Council’s role please contact safercolchester@colchester.gov.uk

For more information follow the links below.


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Let’s Talk About It

Essex Police Prevent

GOV.UK Counter-terrorism policy

Prevent Tragedies