Prevent programme (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2686
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is it right that school students are brought to the attention of the Metropolitan Police Service for wearing a 'Free Palestine' badge or campaigning for a boycott of Israeli products?

Answer

Answer for Prevent programme (1)

Answer for Prevent programme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The circumstances outlined would not justify a Prevent intervention on their own.  The 2015 Statutory Prevent Duty puts a requirement on a number of public sector organisations to have due regard for individuals becoming radicalised.  The organisations should work in partnership and when appropriate refer individuals to the relevant authorities.