The Prevent was set up in 2006 by the British government as part of its wider strategy to ensure the safety of individuals and the public in the international climate of terrorism. Prevent’s aim is to stop individuals becoming terrorists or supporting such anti-social ideas.
It was reviewed 2011 and had three objectives:
- Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it,
- Protecting vulnerable people,
- Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.
As such, even though there are critics of the strategy in part, it has become a key document which, in the absence of a more recent revision, is encouraged to be adopted by all public and private organisations especially those that are working with individuals in an educational context.
The Leicester Language Academy therefore presents the document in that spirit.