You are invited to attend
‘Prevent’ Community Roundtable
Meet with Senior Officials from the Home Office
Day & Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019
Venue: Council Chambers, Hove Town Hall.
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
[Please arrive by 5:30 pm 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 June 2018, CONTEST strategy was updated and strengthened to respond to a step-change in the terrorist threat and reflects how our counter-terrorism approach is evolving to meet that threat. The new strategy also reflects the lessons from the attacks in the UK in 2017 and since.
Prevent aims to safeguard and support vulnerable people to stop them from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The objectives of Prevent are to:
- Tackle the causes of radicalisation and respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism.
- Safeguard and support those most at risk of radicalisation through early intervention, identifying them and offering support.
- Enable those who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate.
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.
Abu Ahmed will be speaking at the Round Table. Abu Ahmed works in the Home Office's Prevent Delivery Unit and is Head of Local Delivery and Communications. Abu has been a civil servant for 14 years and has worked on the Prevent policy for a total of 9 years. Abu has occupied a number of different posts around Prevent including: local delivery, training, communications, civil society and faith engagement.
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 or call:
Or Call: 01273 290584 Or 01273 291115 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 19 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 individuals referred to Prevent and Channel for support can be found on GOV.UK
Please find the Home Office Fact Sheet on Right Wing Terrorism 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.
If you wish to learn more, you can access e-learning on
For information, advice & support please visit:
‘Lets Talk About it’ website - to understand about Prevent, Channel, Signs to look out for and support
Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) information and how to report suspicious or illegal online activities
Brighton & Hove City Council
01273 290584; Nahida.Shaikh@brighton-hove.gov.uk