Prevent is part of a Government initiative to develop a robust counter terrorism programme – CONTEST. The UK faces a range of terrorist threats. All the terrorist groups who pose a threat to us seek to radicalise and recruit people to their cause. The Prevent strategy seeks to:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and aspects of extremism and the threat we face from those who promote these views
- Provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support
- Work with a wide range of sectors where there are risks of radicalisation, which needs to be addressed.
As a training provider and organisation which comes into contact with customers and learners of all ages who may be vulnerable, especially those who may come from ethnically diverse, and socially and economically disadvantaged areas, it is essential that futures be part of this strategy and that we make a commitment to recognise and reduce the risks of radicalisation within the community.
The Prevent policy affects all staff and individuals who use the company’s services. It includes regular training exercises and ensures all staff know how to handle circumstances where radicalisation may be suspected.