Scrutiny, counter-extremism and the Prevent duty

Posted on 20/08/2020 by Ed Hammond.

With the LGA, we have produced guidance for councils on ways that scrutiny can effectively contribute to local policy on counter-extremism. It provides background on some of the key policy issues, and suggests four ways that scrutiny can assist:

1. Supporting and challenging the assessment of risk 
2. Scrutinising Prevent and counter-extremism local action plans 
3. Monitoring and managing partnerships and relationships 
4. ‘Mainstreaming’ counter-extremism and Prevent


August 2020

About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfGS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.