National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week – Preventing Violent Extremism
The theme for Wednesday 26th November is “Preventing Violent Extremism”.
Points to remember:
Experience tells us that the terrorist threat comes not just from foreign nationals but also from terrorists born and bred in Britain.
Terrorist groups who pose a threat to us seek to recruit people to their cause. However, the percentage of people who are prepared to support violent extremism in the UK is very small.
Communities can work together to develop resilience to extremist influences that support terrorism.
The “Prevent” programme is part of the counter-terrorism strategy. Its aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
Prevent seeks to:
- respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
- prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support
- work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.