The Expert View: Prevent, data collection and children’s rights
The UK's Prevent counter-extremism strategy involves data collection and retention that is far from public scrutiny. It is a form of surveillance that can remain with a person for
dr layla aitlhadj highlights peoples review of prevent at prevent watch end of year event
Speaking at the Prevent Watch annual update event this year, Director Dr Layla Aitlhadj mentioned the importance of the People's Review as the government review of the strategy con
The problem with government’s idea of ‘british values’ and why the trojan horse affair matters
The new requirements introduced under Prevent in 2015 included a statutory duty on schools to promote ‘British values’. This law was published following the Birmingham Trojan H
rse and prevent: what parents are asking and why it matters
At a recent event I spoke about Prevent to parents who had gathered for something that may seem unrelated to counter-extremism: the changes in the curriculum with regards to relati
How Prevent impacts islamic beliefs and mosques
Here are two important takeaways from the podcast between Prevent Watch's Dr Layla Aitlhadj and 5 Pillars' Dilly Hussain.
underplaying the far-right proves prevent is political
Government sympathy with the far-right can be proven by the way in which Prevent functions as a political tool.
How prevent ‘adultifies’ children
By allowing counter-terrorism police to interrogate even young children with no guardian or parent present, has led to Prevent being cited as a form of 'child abuse' that is direct