PREVENT - Counter Terrorism

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The Government’s counter-terrorism strategy is known as CONTEST. Prevent is part of CONTEST, and its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The strategy promotes collaboration and co-operation among public service organisations. You can read the CONTEST strategy in full on the Home Office website.   Contest has four key principles:

1 Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks terrorist

2 Protect: to strengthen our protection against a attack

3 Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist

4 Prevent which aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Prevent has been described as “the only long term solution” to the threat we currently face from terrorism.

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