Terrorism is one of the most difficult issues that communities in our country face, and our work helping Leicester’s communities live well together includes Prevent.
Our approach is to empower people so they can challenge dangerous ideologies whenever they arise. We believe diverse communities can bring about positive change by working together on these issues.
The City Mayor of Leicester and the Home Office asked St Philip’s Centre to lead local work on the Government’s Prevent strategy because of our reputation as a centre of excellence for building understanding in multicultural communities.
We work in partnership with other groups, including the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO). Leicester’s Prevent Co-ordinator is based at our centre.
St Philip’s Centre has successfully delivered Prevent courses and mentored in secure training centres. We convene a Community Reference Group, regularly brief community stakeholders on Prevent issues and will work closely with the Home Office during the upcoming independent review of Prevent.