CAGE has worked on hundreds of PREVENT cases across the country. PREVENT does not cover a specific area of law, rather it intersects with a number of areas of law. The information below is useful if you have been contacted by someone applying the PREVENT duty or have been subjected to PREVENT type questioning.

  • Interaction with PREVENT is generally voluntary.
  • If you are subjected to PREVENT type questioning by a PREVENT officer or approached for an ‘informal chat’ by a public sector worker in which questions concerning your cultural, political or religious beliefs are asked, only answer once you:
    1. Understand who you are speaking to
    2. Understand the reasons behind the questions
    3. Seek advice
  • Contact CAGE for help

(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)