What is the Prevent Duty?
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA) creates a statutory duty for specified public authorities to 'have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'. Prevent is one of four strands of the government's counter-terrorism strategy. The statutory duty is for specified agencies, including the local authorities, NHS Trusts, schools and the police. The aim of the duty is to ensure agencies are combating extremism and creating a safe and secure country. The programme has been developed in response to the above Act and the Government's Prevent Strategy. In response to the strategy a national counter extremism programme has been developed and is aimed at stopping people from becoming violent extremists or supporting extremism.
Leicestershire and Rutland's Prevent Strategy is aimed at preventing violent and non-violent extremism, but is also very much about protecting our communities and supporting vulnerable people who may be targeted by extremists trying to recruit or radicalise them. There is no single profile of a person who may be vulnerable to grooming by extremists, and the Prevent programme relies on community support and information to identify and safeguard people.
You will find more information, including advice and support, on the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's Prevent website or the local police website.
For further details on our work with Prevent or to find out what support may be available to you, contact our Community Safety Team on:
Tel: 01572 722577
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