What is Prevent?

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is part of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and violent extremism.

The Prevent statutory duty, which came into force on 1 July 2015, has prompted a significant step forward in the delivery of Prevent work across all public sector organisations. Coventry Council engages with local communities, groups and organisations across the City to help safeguard local people from the risks of radicalisation to violent extremism. The range of our work includes supporting local community projects, providing training and awareness around radicalisation and safeguarding those who may be affected.

Prevent covers all forms of terrorism and extremism.

  • The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.
  • Prevent addresses all forms of extremism but continues to ensure resources and effort are allocated on the basis of the greatest threat to our national security.


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Coventry City Council

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