'Prevent' Community Rountable discussion

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You are invited to attend

‘Prevent’ Community Roundtable Discussion

Meet with Senior Officials from the Home Office

Day & Date: Monday 26th February 2018

Venue: Council Chambers, Hove Town Hall

Time: 6pm – 8pm  [Please arrive by 5:30pm for teas and coffees]

Prevent is one of the four strands of CONTEST, the Government’s Counter Terrorism Strategy.  The ‘Prevent Strategy’ is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism and aims ‘to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism’.

In Brighton & Hove we have been delivering on ‘Prevent’ in partnership with our local communities, police, and a range of statutory and third sector organisations.  The local response to Prevent is focused on and proportionate to risks, with clear commitment amongst the statutory partners to take decisions in an informed, transparent and open manner, with clear accountability to local communities.  Our purpose is to reach the small number of people who are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorist related activities and help mobilise communities and empower them to challenge terrorism.

The Prevent Community Roundtable is an opportunity for communities and partners to meet with the senior officials from the Home Office to have a dialogue about ‘Prevent’, ask questions, to better understand, and influence the national policy and decision making.

If you would like to attend the Community Roundtable, please email Channel.Prevent@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk or Nahida.Shaikh@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk or call 01273 290584, or 01273 291097

Further Information About Prevent:

Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism (extreme right wing, and Al-Qaida or Daesh inspired and associated terrorisms etc.)

  • On 19th June 2017 Darren Osborne drove a van into a group of worshippers outside a mosque in Finsbury killing one man and injuring several others.  On Friday 02/02/2018 Darren Osborne was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 43 years as a terrorist offence.  Read the Home Secretary response Evening Standard.  
  • Data on the Prevent referrals and Channel support up to 2015/2016 can be found on GOV.UK here.

We continue to deliver Prevent Training to increase skills and confidence of staff members and to create a workforce capable of recognising, referring and supporting individuals and communities appropriately.  

Nahida Shaikh

Prevent Coordinator

Safer Communities

Brighton & Hove City Council

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