The Home Office states that the UK continues to face a threat
from terrorism. One security concern is the potential for British
citizens and residents to become radicalised and commit acts of
terrorism in the UK and overseas.
How can we prevent terrorism?
The Prevent strategy forms one of four strands of the UK
Government's Counter-Terrorism strategy, known as CONTEST. The UK
faces a continuing threat from both international and domestic
terrorism. The Prevent strategy aims to stop people becoming
terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The delivery of Prevent sits within the Council's statutory
responsibility under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 for Local
Authorities to do all it reasonably can to prevent crime and
disorder in its area.
Who plays a role in implementing the Prevent
Prevent is driven by a multitude of groups with influence at the
local level. A number of agencies contribute to the strategy, from
the Police and other emergency services, Local Government and
Councils, local businesses and voluntary groups, to members of the
Each of these groups has an instrumental role to play in
monitoring the resilience of our local communities to the threat
posed by extremism. Members of the public can play an instrumental
role in preventing extremist groups from operating within their