Torbay Safeguarding Children Board

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:

  • Pursue - to stop terrorist attacks
  • Prevent - to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • Protect - to strengthen our protection against terrorist attack
  • Prepare - where an attack cannot be stopped, to lessen its impact

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.


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