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Universities ‘dominated by anti-Prevent narratives’

Shawcross report finds that negative opinion of anti-extremism programme leads to low number of referrals

Universities are dominated by “anti-Prevent narratives”—and a poor opinion of the counterterrorism programme among staff stops them sharing their concerns about radicalisation, a review of the controversial strategy has claimed.

The long-awaited report from William Shawcross’s independent review of the government’s £40 million-a-year Prevent counterterrorism strategy was published on 8 February, following a series of delays.

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