Prevent - Problem or Solution?
15th Sep 2017
Equality Action, in partnership with Loughborough Council of Faiths, Charnwood Borough Council organised this event on 13th September 2017.
Over 50 people, professionals, individuals in the community and faith partners had a chance to hear key note speakers from Police, Prevent Team, and Channel Project and learn about how it works in our local context. There was opportunity to explore with others how we can address the challenges and concerns Prevent raises. This event was chaired by Reverend Wendy Dalrymple of All Saints with Holy Trinity and held at Rosebery Saint Peter’s Community Centre.
In the morning session Police and Prevent staff gave an overview of the Prevent Strategy and this was followed by an open forum where people could voice concerns and share positive and negative experiences of Prevent.
In the afternoon, 5 workshops were held where people could talk about potentials solutions and share experiences. Feedback received was very positive and many said this event helped them understand Prevent work better and informed them that Prevent is much wider than fighting Islamic extremism.