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Referrals under Prevent (912A/20)

Request

Please could you provide the following information:

  1. Are details of a referral to, or, engagement with, the Channel program under the Prevent strategy disclosable on a DBS Check?
  2. If yes, under what circumstances may such a disclosure be made? (If a policy document exists to this nature, please provide this)
  3. Are details of a referral to, or, engagement with, the Channel program under the Prevent strategy accessible via a Police National Computer Check?
  4. If yes, under what circumstances is such information viewable? (If a policy document exists to this nature, please provide this)
  5. How long is information regarding an individual’s referral to, or engagement with, the Channel program under the Prevent strategy held?

 

Explanatory Notes:

Prevent and Channel refers to the Governments counter terrorism strategy.

Regarding question 1, disclosure concerns any disclosure that may be made at the chief officer’s discretion on a DBS check.

Regarding question 2a, relevant circumstances may include, but not limited to:

– The rank an officer must hold to access such information

– The division/command/team the officer is under e.g. Counter Terrorism Unit

– The status of an individual’s engagement e.g. ongoing or historic

– The individuals past criminal record

Response

Please find our response below.

1) No

1a) N/A

2) No

2a) N/A

3) The tracker is MOPI compliant. Upon closing each record a MOPI rating is given to each individual record. The data will be held for a min of 6 years and will be longer subject to which MOPI rating it has been given.

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