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Reality Check has been looking at the government's approach to tackling radicalisation and the counter-terrorism strategy known as Prevent; how does the strategy work and why does it divide opinion?

What is Prevent?

Prevent is one of four strands of the government's counter-terrorism strategy, known as Contest. It was created by the Labour government in 2003 and its remit was widened by the coalition government in 2011.

The other strands are: Prepare; Protect; and Pursue.

Prevent is designed to support people at risk of joining extremist groups and carrying out terrorist activities.


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