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All local authorities now have a duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. This duty forms a key part of the government’s Prevent programme.
This page gives information on how we fulfil this duty in Waltham Forest, setting out the details of each strand of our programme.
Waltham Forest, like all local authorities has a legal duty to:
- work to reduce the threat of terrorism to the UK by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
- chair the channel panel, a panel with representatives from lots of different organisations, which assesses and provides support to vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism.
The following sections provide more information about what this involves: