Public statement on the appointment of Lord Carlile of Berriew as independent reviewer of Prevent

We are deeply troubled by the appointment of Lord Carlile as Independent Reviewer of Prevent. Not only has the government failed to follow its own Governance Code on Public Appointments, but Lord Carlile’s close ties with and publicly declared support for the Prevent strategy undermine the integrity and credibility of this review from the outset.

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Prevent duty must be scrapped: LEA admits discrimination after teachers call police over seven-year-old boy’s toy gun

27 January 2017

Seven- and five-year-old brothers were held in isolation from other children – before their mother was spoken to by uniformed police. Liberty began legal action, arguing a white child would have been treated differently. 

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