Tackling Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism through Partnership Conference
The Tackling Extremism, Radicalisation and Terrorism through Partnership Conference 2015 will focus on the critical need for local authorities, communities, police forces, education and health providers to work together to identify, detect and prevent the radicalisation of vulnerable people throughout society. Delegates will discuss and debate the importance of collaborative working in the early detection of vulnerable people at risk of radicalisation and assess pathways to radicalisation.
It is essential that both the tools needed to confront extremism and support is readily available to key organisations and individuals. Further steps needed for an effective and comprehensive approach to dealing with extremism are an on-going priority for all concerned.
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|Dr Muzammil Quraishi||Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Salford|
|Abigail Clay||Director of Student Services, Bradford College|
|Jo Attwooll||Programme Manager, Universities UK|
|Clare Fuller||Violent Extremism Lead, National Offender Management Service|
|Mari Reid||Counter Terrorism Division, Crown Prosecution Service|
|Leora Cruddas||Policy Director Association of School and College Leaders|
The UK deplores and will fight terrorism of every kind, whether based on Islamist, extreme right-wing or any other extremist ideology. We will not tolerate extremist activity of any sort, which creates an environment for radicalising individuals and could lead them on a pathway towards terrorism. It is often too easy for extremist preachers and groups to spread extremist views that can lead people into terrorism, whilst at the same time being careful not to contravene existing laws on incitement to violence or glorifying terrorism.
Extremist propaganda is too widely available, particularly online, and has a direct impact on radicalising individuals. The poisonous messages of extremists must not be allowed to drown out the voices of the moderate majority. Local authorities are instrumental in delivering ‘Prevent’, the government’s counter-radicalisation and counter-extremism strategy.
Extremism can flourish where different parts of a community remain isolated from each other. More integrated communities will be more resilient to the influence of extremists. Extremists take advantage of institutions to share their poisonous narrative with others, particularly with individuals vulnerable to their messages. The government must do more to address extremism in locations where it can exert control, such as prisons, and increase oversight where it is needed, such as some independent and religious schools.
“We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a deadly terrorist ideology. These powers are essential to keep up with the very serious and rapidly changing threats we face…In an open and free society, we can never entirely eliminate the threat from terrorism. But we must do everything possible in line with our shared values to reduce the risks posed by our enemies…This Bill includes a considered, targeted set of proposals that will help to keep us safe at a time of very significant danger by ensuring we have the powers we need to defend ourselves.” - Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, November 2014
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill
Maintaining national security is a priority of any government, whatever its make-up. With this in mind the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill was introduced to the House of Commons on 26 November 2014. It will give the UK law enforcement and intelligence agencies the powers they need to deal with the increased terrorist threat in light of ISIL activities in Syria and Iraq and far-right activism in the UK.
The bill will strengthen the UK’s capabilities, in order to:
- disrupt the ability of people to travel abroad to fight and control their return to the UK
- enhance the ability of the law enforcement and intelligence agencies to monitor and control the actions of those in the UK who pose a threat
- combat the underlying ideology that feeds, supports and sanctions terrorism
It will also place a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism, including:
- local authorities
- the education sector, including early years, schools, further and higher education institutions
- NHS institutions
- the police
- prison and young offender institutions
- providers of probation services
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Key points covered on the day will include:
- Developing a partnership approach to combat extremism, Terrorism and radicalisation
- Assessing the future of terrorism and counter-terrorism in the light of extremist activities in Iraq, Syria and Nigeria
- Cross agency approaches to offender management and rehabilitating radicalised offenders
- Identifying radicalisation early and ensuring the protection of vulnerable people
- Protecting vulnerable people and the early identification of radicalisation
- Working together to identify at risk individuals
- Ensuring staff have knowledge of risk indicators through training and development
- Preventing religious radicalisation and violent extremism in young people
- How can risk and mental health disorders be connected?
- How does extremist content on the internet impact on radicalisation?
- Understanding the reasons behind radicalisation and the key geographical and social factors
- Understanding the Pathways to Radicalisation in the UK
- Ensuring “learners are suitably protected from the risks associated with radicalisation and extremism
- Preventing the radicalisation of young people through engagement and understanding
- Minimising the risks of extremism and radicalisation in further education and higher education
Who should attend?
Delegates who will have an interest in this Conference include safer neighbourhood commanders, policy advisors, resilience officers, academia, emergency services, youth workers, prison/probation and offender management officers, and community cohesion teams and PREVENT coordinators who will be drawn from central government, local authorities, police forces, education providers, higher and further education institutions and local authorities