As adults living in the UK we are expected to make our own decisions, and we are expected to understand that we will be held accountable to the law for our actions. It can, therefore, be very unhelpful to default to a position whereby we allow ourselves to apply the misnomer of self-radicalisation, to the process of a person making a series of informed choices.
The UK government recently placed a legal duty on schools to have due regard for the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. Here are seven key points from the new Prevent Duty that teachers and school staff need to be aware of.
As part of our work we were recently requested to produce some posters and literature to support professionals in their efforts to tackle extremism and radicalisation. Please contact us if you would like us to add your logo or other details. We are happy to help.
In its efforts to counter extremism, has the government made Prevent a toxic brand? In an article released today by former chief superintendent Dal Babu, he describes the government’s Prevent strategy as a ‘toxic brand’ and criticises the lack of cultural awareness in UK counter-terrorism organisations. But does this mean that the strategy should be abandoned and that the ‘brand’ of Prevent should be allowed to die an ignominious death?