Prevent is part of the UK government's counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST Opens in a new window. Its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
From 1 July, the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a statutory duty on specified authorities to have 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.
The strategy involves thousands of people - police and intelligence officers, the emergency services, local authorities, businesses, voluntary and community organisations, governments and other partners - working in together across the UK and the world to protect the public.
The strategy has four key elements:
More information what is being done in Torbay and what to do if you suspect someone may be involved in extremism can be found on the Torbay Council Opens in a new window website.