Independent Review of the Prevent Duty – Call for Evidence

During the passage of the Counter Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, the government committed to carrying out an independent Review of Prevent. Lord Carlile was appointed as the reviewer on 12 August 2019.

The review will critically examine and report on the government strategy for supporting people vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism as set out in CONTEST, June 2018. The terms of reference for the review are published, as is a ways of working page providing an overview of review activity, and the way in which the review will be carried out.

Lord Carlile is now seeking evidence for the review. You can watch Lord Carlile calling for evidence in a short video.

British Revival – extreme group targetting young people in rural areas, claiming to campaign for a cleaner British but promoting ” damaging and extreme views”

Although the group is not proscribed, the Home Office says it promotes “damaging and extreme views”.

“The Government’s Commission for Countering Extremism has said the links between the environmental and far right groups were “cause for significant concern.”

Sara Khan, who leads the Commission for Countering Extremism, said: “This is a frightening example of hateful extremism. Far right and neo-fascist groups often present a positive face, appearing to address genuine concerns – from immigration to social change – but closer examination shows this is often cover to push and normalise hatred in the mainstream.

“When a group like British Revival turns out to be founded by a former leader of Generation Identity it is cause for significant concern.””

Extremism Commission publications, July 2019

Call For Evidence Summary: Responses to a call for evidence, July 2019


New Ofsted framework and handbook for September 2019

The new Ofsted framework and Ofsted handbook continue to focus on preparing learners for life in modern Britain and keeping them safe from extremism



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)

Success of ETF Side by Side resources

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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.”

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