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Prevent strategy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1214: tabled on 30 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends the efforts of all agencies keeping Britain safe from terrorist attacks but believes that the Prevent strategy is not fit for purpose and notes the unacceptable delay from the Government of its overdue independent review of the strategy; further notes that the lower threshold for far right extremism in triggering intervention as well as the alienation and stigmatisation reported by members of faith communities, specifically the British Muslim community, has broken any trust in the strategy; believes that the Prevent strategy’s credibility has been increasingly eroded with the inclusion of organisations such as Extinction Rebellion to its watchlist; further believes that extremism in young people is better tackled from a safeguarding approach; and calls on the Government to end the Prevent Strategy and instead work with schools, colleges, universities, communities, charities and local authorities to engage on a trusted and more localised approach which better protects children and young people and ultimately the country from the devastating effects of extremism.