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Counter-terrorism

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) objectives and (b) terms of reference are of the Association of Chief Police Officers' Prevent Channel project for which his Department has provided funding. (308548)

The Channel Project provides a mechanism for ensuring that individuals identified as vulnerable to violent extremism are referred to and assessed by a multi-agency panel. The panel decides on the most appropriate action or intervention required to reduce this vulnerability. It therefore has a key role to play in driving delivery of Objective three of the Prevent Strategy: “Supporting vulnerable individuals who are being targeted and recruited to the cause of violent extremism”.

The Association of Chief Police Officers is responsible for national delivery of Channel, which is currently operating across 12 police forces.