About

Creating change together

Harnessing the experience and knowledge of an internationally respected team, connectfutures provides independent expertise to a wide range of clients.

Our unique approach combines academic excellence with extensive practitioner experience and is informed by our strong ethical framework and commitment to justice.

Our academic backgrounds include expertise in law, education, criminology, social anthropology, political science, and sociology, with practitioner experience in the fields of equalities, policing, security and peace-building.

I was reluctant to attend the BRAVE sessions as I thought it was going to be like Prevent, this was completely different and even though the information is similar the speakers put a different twist onto the session. The session was great and certainly will tell my friends about this.
Adam, Student, FE College, London
The main concern with young people is that they do not have the right tools, skills or knowledge to deal with certain situations they may face. The session delivery was vibrant, fun and factual. The young people were fully engaged with the topics that were being discussed. The facilitator has kept the audience interested and motivated considering the seriousness of the topics that were being delivered. It was important that the facilitators interjected humour, which they did both so naturally
Kerry, Student Liaison Officer, Bournville College, Birmingham
The training our staff received straight away had an impact. I went back to discuss with staff and it started a discussion about anti-radicalisation and the IRA, they were so pleased to hear it was not just centred around one religion/group. In fact, the discussions were about all groups of people who find themselves at the extreme of their communities.
Emma Grice, St Michael’s Primary, Birmingham
The staff were really impressed with the training last week. The videos proved to be most powerful and staff came to tell me how they thought the training had provoked their own questions.. and how joining a gang is similar to becoming radicalised. I have directed staff to your ConnectFutures website too. Thanks again and I will be sharing this with other Head Teacher colleagues at my consortium meetings.
Mrs Westwood, Head Teacher, Christ Church C of E Primary School, Birmingham
Very insightful, a brilliant course, thank you ConnectFutures!
Case worker, St Giles Trust

Clients & Partners

9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.