Waqar Ahmed 30 June 2017

Preventing the spread of extremism

For over a decade, communities and politicians have discussed and debated Prevent – one of the four elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy and policies aimed at challenging the rise of international terrorism and extremism, often citing the need to win the hearts and minds of impressionable young people – and in the main this debate has focused on Muslim communities who are also victims of terrorism.

Prevent practitioners work on the premise that vulnerability to radicalisation from a global jihadist perspective or from an extreme far-right perspective is very similar and see the risks as two sides of the same coin. We saw the attack on Finsbury Park mosque follow similar attack methodology to the Westminster and London Bridge attacks.

In Birmingham, the same local project has not only stopped young people from travelling to Syria or helped challenge extremist ideology, but has also supported a former member of the army who was targeted by far-right groups to help attack mosques in the city.

Read the full feature for free here.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Technical Support Officer – Signing & Lining

Rochdale BC
£22,571 - £24,920
It is an exciting time to join the Highways Service at Rochdale Council. Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Rochdale BC

Senior Engineer (Casualty Reduction & TRO’s)

Rochdale BC
£34,373 - £40-578
We have an interesting opportunity for a Senior Engineer (Casualty Reduction & TRO’s) to join the Network Management team. Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Rochdale BC

Senior Transport Planner

Rochdale BC
£34,373 - £40,578
It is an exciting time to join the Highways Service at Rochdale Council. Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Rochdale BC

Project Engineer x5

Rochdale BC
£34,373 - £40,578
We have an exciting opportunity for Project Engineers to deliver our highway capital programme. Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Rochdale BC

ICT Service Manager

Bolton Council
£43,570
Are you an experienced vendor manager, service manager or contract manager? Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Bolton Council

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.