P_CIG_21 Prevent Strategy Policy

            This policy describes how the Trust will meet its statutory responsibilities under the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and how the Trust, and its employees, can respond, if they are concerned that a service user of the Trust or another employee appears to be being exploited in this way.


            Contest, the Governments national counter terrorism strategy, aims to reduce the risk to the United Kingdom and its interests overseas from international terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence. These forms of terrorism include but are not limited to:


  • Al-Qa’ida influenced groups

  • Far Right extremists

  • Environmental extremists

  • Animal Rights extremists


    This policy addresses the potential for vulnerable people supported by or working for the Trust to become radicalised by others such that they are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. A vulnerable person may be exploited by others to become radicalised in a number of ways. This includes, for instance, right wing extremist groups as well as those who claim to be inspired by religious motivations. The Trust believes that this policy is a proportionate response and in no way seeks to limit legitimate debate and freedom of expression.

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