Prevent programme (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2687
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Should the parents of a student who has been organising an occupation of their college premises in protest at cuts to education be called to a meeting by counter terrorism police working on Prevent?

Answer

Answer for Prevent programme (2)

Answer for Prevent programme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The circumstances outlined above 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.