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For the public interest, CAGE presents this website in order to provide the raw materials for academics, researchers, campaigners, journalists and students to study and analyse.

Where the public sector is being required to play a role as part of the security state, it is important that there is full transparency and accountability. This resource provides the opportunity for that to take place.

PREVENT training has been delivered across the UK through the government’s Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent, more commonly referred to as WRAP training.

Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests to help better understand the training that has been delivered, have largely been met with blocks on the grounds of national security. The claim made by FOIA, is that if the programme was to be exposed publicly, it would be undermined, as potential terrorists would know better how to avoid detection.

This has found to be largely untrue as the training gives very little actual information other than very general advice. Further, the emphasis of the training is on finding factors where an individual may be drawn into terrorism, thus not someone who is already committed to a path and might seek to evade detection.

The training and resources that are made available to public sector employees are important, as they form the basis for future relationships with communities that may become jeopardised. For that reason, it is important that such training is scrutinised for its veracity and empiricism.

For the public interest, CAGE presents this website in order to provide the raw materials for academics, researchers, campaigners, journalists and students to study and analyse.

Where the public sector is being required to play a role as part of the security state, it is important that there is full transparency and accountability. This resource provides the opportunity for that to take place.