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Home Office response to Guardian story on Prevent

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Today the Guardian reported on the National Police Prevent Case Management database, which the paper incorrectly claims has been kept "secret".

Our statement on this story below.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

It is right that police properly record all Prevent referrals, in the same way they record other safeguarding activity, such as child sexual exploitation or domestic abuse. This ensures that cases are progressed and managed appropriately by all public bodies involved.

Police and Government have always been open about such recording, and the Prevent Case Management process is referred to in our annual Prevent statistics and other Government literature.

As the police have said, the public would expect them to maintain proper records of those individuals referred for support.

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