About us

The Commission for Countering Extremism supports society to fight all forms of extremism. It advises the government on new policies to deal with extremism, including the need for any new powers.

The Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) will not look at terrorism, and has no remit on counter-terrorism policies, including Prevent.

On integration issues, the Commissioner will discuss findings that may benefit the wider integration agenda with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The CCE is a non-statutory expert committee of the Home Office. It operates independently, at arm’s length from government.

In its first phase the CCE will:

  • engage widely and openly on extremism and our fundamental, pluralistic values across the public sector, communities, civil society, families and legal and academic experts
  • publish a study into the threat we face from extremism, and the current response
  • advise ministers on the CCE’s future structures, work programme and the appointment of further commissioners – the Lead Commissioner’s engagement with stakeholders will inform this advice

Sara Khan is the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism. She is supported by a small secretariat.