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Practitioner insight: How can teachers and schools determine what an effective Prevent Channel referral looks like?
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Practitioner insight: How can teachers and schools determine what an effective Prevent Channel referral looks like?

  Guest author: Imtiaz Kala As a safeguard specialist with over 20 years’ experience who has been the single point of contact on radicalisation within a northern local authority, schools and the voluntary sector, the question of Channel referrals remains vitally important.  Common misconceptions are often around how educational settings have interpreted the 2015 Prevent […]

Repatriate or throw away the key?  What should the State do with British nationals in Syria?  A former CT police officer’s perspective
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Repatriate or throw away the key? What should the State do with British nationals in Syria?  A former CT police officer’s perspective

  Guest author: Richard Horton.  A former CT police officer’s perspective. “I’m not the same silly little schoolgirl who ran away four years ago.” Shamima Begum The discovery of Shamima Begum in a refugee camp in Syria has, for now at least, diverted headlines from Brexit and onto the difficult debate about what the UK and […]

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.