Prevent Strategy Implementation

Document category: Trust wide policy

Document date: February 22, 2024

South West Yorkshire Partnership Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) is committed to safeguarding children and adults and acknowledges Prevent as a component of the ‘Safeguarding’ agenda.

The Department of Health have stipulated as a mandate that all NHS staff receive awareness of their work on counter terrorism it is the NHS contract and is a legal requirement as part of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015).

Contest is the UK’s counter terrorism strategy that aims to reduce the risk we face from terrorism; it is made up of 4 work streams.

Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks

Prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism

Protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack

Prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack.

The Health Service is a key partner in PREVENT as it encompasses all parts of the NHS, charitable organisations and private sector bodies which deliver health services to NHS patients.

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