Sophie Lawrence, Counter-Extremism adviser for the Borough of Hounslow, is offering training for deanery clergy and key volunteers (for example in community-facing projects). She describes the training this way:
Understanding the developing threat of extremism should be a priority for all who work with the community and understanding how to report a concern is paramount.
Counter Extremism Awareness training refers to the national and local extremist threat picture and the local resources available to you for support.
We touch on extremist groups who have been active in recent history to groups active in the present day and look at groups that are becoming a growing concern. We consider the impact of Prevent and the shift in extremist threat in the wake of Brexit. We look at the warnings signs that could suggest someone is being radicalised, which is becoming more and more challenging to tackle due to the use of online propaganda and social media as a recruitment method.
There will be plenty of time for discussion as this is a very significant and sensitive topic which has seen copious amounts of mixed media coverage this year with the government review of the Prevent Strategy and the Counter Extremism Strategy.”Sophie Lawrence
If you’re interested in this training, please do drop Kat, Deanery Secretary, a line using the form below. We can then liaise over timings.