What is Prevent?

Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the
threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements on
CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism- strategy. It
aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting
terrorism.

The Prevent strategy:

    Responds to the ideological challenge we face from
    terrorism and aspects of extremism, adn the threat we
    face from those who promote these views:

    Provides practical help to prevent people from being
    drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given 
    appropriate advice and support; and

    Works with a wide range of sectors (including education,
    criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where
    there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal
    with.

Prevent covers all forms of terrorism and extremism and some
aspects of non-vilent extremism.
The Home Office works with local authorities, a wide range of
government departments, and community organisations to 
deliver the Prevent strategy, The Police also play a significant
role in Prevent, in much the same way as they do when taking a preventative approach to other crimes.

Prevent uses a range of measures to challenge extremism
including:

    Supporting people who are at risk of being drawn into
    terrorist or extremist activity through the Channel
    process

    Working with and supporting community groups and social
    enterprise projects who provide services and support to
    vulnerable people

    Working with faith groups and institutions to assist them
    in providing support and guidance to people who may be
    vulnerable; and

    Supporting local schools, local industry and partner agencies
    through engagement, advice and training.

Prevent is measured locally and nationally to make sure the
Prevent programme provides value for money.

The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming
terrorists or supporting terrorism

At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and
providing early intervention to protect and divert people away
from being drawn into terrorist activity.

Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism, but continues to
ensure resources and effort are allocated on the basis of 
threats to our national security.

What is Channel?

Channel provides support across the country to those who may
be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism

Changing Behaviours through open conversation is the key to
removing the barriers that stand in the way of a unified
approach.

This information is sourced from the 'Let's Talk About It' website, a guide to
Prevent for Parents and Carers.
For more information about the Prevent and Channel Strategy please visit www.ltai.info
    

Birmingham’s position that we support the phased reopening of schools only when it is safe to do so and also emphasises the need for risk assessments.

Please find below a statement from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Ward, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing Cllr Kate Booth and Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Culture Cllr Jayne Francis. This document reinforces Birmingham’s position that we support the phased reopening of schools only when it is safe to do so and also emphasises the need for risk assessments.

 

This has been published on the council website at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/news/article/618/statement_on_re-opening_of_birmingham_schools.

 

And also available here : 1134tr-Reopening-of-Schools.pdf

Useful Covid 19 information and contacts for parents May 2020

Please see links below for useful information.

files/BCHC-CF-summary-of--service-contacts--links--advice-lines-COVID-27-April.pdf

files/Parent-Guardian-Online-Radicalisation-Information-and-Support.pdf

files/COVID-19-info-CF-for-children-and-families.pdf

files/Parents-Information-from-NHS-Birmingham.pdf