Prevent and Channel in Stockport
Last updated 9 June 2021
1. The Prevent Strategy
The threat we face from terrorism is real. The aim of the Prevent Strategy is to safeguard and support vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST, which aims to reduce the risk to the UK and its citizens and interests overseas from terrorism.
The focus of Prevent is on the significant threat posed by international terrorism and those in the UK who are inspired by it. It's also concerned with reducing threats, risks, and vulnerabilities posed by domestic extremists. For example; the far right and far left, extreme animal rights activists and those involved in Northern Irish related terrorism.
Prevent has 3 objectives:
- to tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism
- to safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention, identifying them and offering support
- to enable those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate
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