PREVENT - Counter Terrorism
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.