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New Zealand Terrorist Attack March 2019

Faith Communities message from the Home Secretary on security of places of worship March 2019

Message for Jummah Prayers 15th March 2019  Message from James Brokenshire PM Secretary of Sate for Communities

Letter about New Zealand terrorist attack  Message from Police Chiefs Council in response to terrorist attack in New Zealand

Parcel Bombs 5th March 2019

UK Protect CT Incident Update Message  Information about the parcel bombs received on 5th March 2019 in various transport and educational settings

Review of the Prevent duty: 22nd January 2019

Ben Wallace MP, Home Office Minister of State, said in the House of Commons: “I have decided that the time is now right to initiate a review of Prevent.

“Over the last two years the Home Office has built on the solid work of Prevent by releasing annual statistics. They clearly show that Prevent is not about singling out any particular group or ideology but is similar to other forms of safeguarding carried out every day by social workers, teachers and police.

“I am proud we have helped divert hundreds of people away from posing a real threat and put them back on the path of living a fulfilling, law-abiding life.”

The Home Office said that since 2012 more than 1,200 people had been supported by Channel, a mentoring programme that is part of the Prevent strategy. Of the 394 people who received Channel support in 2017/18, 179 (45%) had been referred for concerns related to Islamist extremism and 174 (44%) for concerns related to rightwing extremism.

The review will begin within six months of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act coming into force and there will be a requirement to report back to Parliament within 18 months.

Prevent and Counter-extremism in GFE colleges: DfE report on Prevent in FE Colleges published December 2018

Channel Referral data 2017-18 Of those who received Channel support, 45% referred for concerns related to Islamist extremism and 44% were referred for concerns related to the right wing extremism

Ofsted Annual Report 2017-18

Updated Home Office Counter-terrorism Strategy (CONTEST 2018) 4th June 2018

This has reemphasised the government’s commitment to the Prevent duty with its focus on safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation, to stop then from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism (para 16 Home Office Counter-terrorism Strategy)

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Four far-right plots thwarted last year, says counter-terrorism chief: Mark Rowley warns that threat from extreme rightwing groups is ‘significant and concerning’

Mark Rowley said: “and at the same time we saw an unprecedented number of plots prevented. 10 conspiracies of an Islamistnature were stopped since the Westminster attack. And I can tell you today that over that same period police have been able to prevent a further four extreme right wing inspired plots in the UK. It is important we make these figures public in order to illustrate the growth of right wing terrorism. For the first time we have a home-grown proscribed white-supremacist neo-Nazi terror group, which seeks to plan attacks and build international networks.”

Amanda Spielman: Head of Ofsted on British values in education and training

Good education takes people on a journey of enlightenment, which is far more difficult without democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, and tolerance of different belief systems. It should go without saying that without being tolerant and open to new ideas you can’t absorb them. And without having respect for other people’s views you won’t listen to them. And that is why what we call British Values are so important.

UK Government list of proscribed organisations

Scottish Dawn and Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action which was proscribed in December 2016 have been added to the list of proscribed organisations in the UK. For the full up to date list click here