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Prevent Violence Extremism

AIM: Greater oversight across Thames Valley of activities to prevent violent extremism, share lessons learned and promote good practice. 

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

  • Over £3m of funding provided to Local Authorities across the Thames Valley to tackle local priorities including offender management programmes.
  • Creation of a Prevent newsletter to share latest information and news.
  • Member of staff who delivers Prevent training to relevant organisations. 

Thames Valley Police

  • Buckinghamshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) are planning a pilot programme linked to Prevent referrals; with Counter Terrorism Police South East delivering training to help staff and partners identify signs of radicalisation. The programme aims to improve the quality and quantity of referrals. 
  • In collaboration with the Slough Prevent Advisory Group, Q&A sessions with members of the public on prevention and radicalisation were held. A similar session was undertaken with the Slough Faith Partnership.
  • In Local Policing Areas such as Bracknell & Wokingham, and Wycombe, enhanced problem-solving and re-structuring of neighbourhood policing is ensuring effective intelligence-gathering to protect communities from organised crime activity and recognise risks of radicalisation.