What is PREVENT?

PREVENT is an integral part of CONTEST, the Government's Counter-Terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The Government's PREVENT Strategy has three main objectives:

  • respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
  • prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
  • work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address