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Prevent Independent Review

Question for Home Office

UIN 90161, tabled on 15 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) applied, (b) were shortlisted and (c) were interviewed for the position of the Independent Reviewer of Prevent.

Answered on

21 September 2020

We welcome the views of any civil society organisation which wants to contribute to the development of the new Terms of Reference for the Independent Review of Prevent. They can contribute by contacting the team which will support the new Independent Reviewer at

The Review team has approached some of the organisations with which they had been in contact during earlier stages of the Review to invite their comments and which represent a broad range of views on Prevent, including those critical of the current approach. But the views of all organisations are welcome.

Any views provided to the Review Team will be shared with the Independent Reviewer once appointed and before the Terms of Reference are agreed.

Interviews for the role of Independent Reviewer are taking place later this month, following which there will be an announcement in due course. There were 35 applicants for the role; we cannot comment further on an ongoing recruitment process.

The aim is for the Independent Review to be completed by August 2021.

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Home Office
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