Secrets And Spies: a podcast about Espionage, Terrorism & GeoPolitics

S2: Discussing "Prevent" with Sean Arbuthnot and William Baldet

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On this month’s podcast we are looking at Prevent.
Prevent is name given to the UK governments Countering Violent Extremism programme.
“Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.” (
On the podcast we are joined by two Prevent practitioners Sean Arbuthnot and William Baldet to discuss how it works and the wider context of the programme.