Prevent Oversight Board:Written question - HL4388

Asked on: 09 January 2017
Home Office
Prevent Oversight Board
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role to be played by the Prevent Oversight Board.
Answered on: 18 January 2017

The Prevent Oversight Board provides scrutiny and independent oversight to the Prevent Programme. It is chaired by the Home Secretary, and membership includes Secretaries of State responsible for the relevant sectors within which Prevent operates including Education, Health, Local Communities and Justice. The Prevent Oversight Board also includes a number of independent members.

Following consideration of the evolving threat and the growing focus on Prevent, the Home Secretary’s decision in September last year to chair the Prevent Oversight Board recognises its essential and ongoing role in driving delivery and scrutinising the Prevent programme to ensure it continues to effectively safeguard people vulnerable to radicalisation.

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