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“Safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation is no different from safeguarding them from other forms of harm” Home Office

The terrorism threat to the UK is considerable. The Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015) contains a duty for specified authorities to have due regard to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This safeguards people who are vulnerable to radicalisation in a similar way to safeguarding processes designed to protect people from other forms of abuse and/or exploitation.

The duty means social housing providers within the local authority sector have specific safeguarding duties around counter-terrorism. Housing associations do not come under the duty but are in a unique position to play a similar safeguarding role in their communities and with vulnerable individuals.

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    The course will focus on: 

    • Understanding the context and background to radicalisation
    • Understanding safeguarding responsibilities in the context of radicalisation
    • Awareness of the challenges facing the UK in preventing the radicalisation of people.

    Course content 

    This half-day session covers:

    • The definition and process of radicalisation
    • Recognising the behaviours, signs and indicators of radicalisation
    • Ideology, individuals and institutions
    • The legal framework and guidance
    • Challenges to effective safeguarding in the context of radicalisation
    • The triangulation approach
    • Communication and early intervention
    • Confidentiality and information-sharing
    • Responsibilities and how to report concerns
    • Partnerships and best practice.

    Who should attend? 

    All frontline staff, contractors, volunteers, team leaders, managers and heads of service across your organisation.

  • Our trainer

    Tahira Hussain (MBPsS), has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sector. She had a 22-year career in social work, mental health, community development and housing. Having worked in the social housing sector as part of an equality and diversity unit, Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. She is a graduate member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has worked as a mental health professional practitioner for a number of NHS Trusts nationally and is a private therapist providing assessment and treatment services to individuals, legal firms, schools and corporations. She is a qualified trainer on safeguarding, professional boundaries, equalities, stress management and personal development. As a freelance consultant her clients include local authorities, the education, health and housing sector nationwide.

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