Prevent is part of the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. Its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
From 1st 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 on what is being done in Torbay can be found on the Torbay Council website here.