Prevent aims to stop people from being drawn into terrorism. It is part of the government’s counter -terrorism strategy.
Prevent is supported by three specific objectives which can be summarised as:
If you would like to find out more about the Prevent Strategy please click here.
Since 1 July 2015 the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain bodies to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This includes:
- Local authorities
- Schools (excluding higher and further education)
- Further education
- Higher education
- The health sector
- Prisons and probation
- The police
The internet and social media provides many opportunities for those with extreme views to target young or vulnerable individuals.
• Tackling extremist material is important to protect the public and prevent offences that incite or promote terrorism and extremism.
• The Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit put considerable effort into removing terrorist and extremist material.
• Where there is any concern about internet content it can be reported and potentially removed by filling in a short form at the following web address:https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account, protecting children from harm online and offline
Lots of information, advice and resources which can be used to help children stay safe online
Further Sources of Support and Information:
College – If you have a concern please talk to your son/daughter’s Head of Hall or another person in the college you trust as soon as possible. They will be able to help and can access support for you and your son/daughter.