Radicalisation – awareness and indicators – Half-day

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

Radicalisation – awareness and indicators – Half-day

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. 

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 

Tahira Hussain

Equality and diversity Tahira Hussain

Tahira Hussain has extensive experience working in the statutory and voluntary sectors. She had a 16-year career in social work, mental health, community development, charity and the housing sector.

Tahira has a successful track record in consultancy, training and project management. As an experienced project manager Tahira has delivered a range of projects, these include equality and diversity, domestic abuse awareness and inclusion strategies. Tahira has worked across a range of customer groups, including young people foyers, care homes, sheltered schemes and refuges in a contractual and consultancy capacity delivering therapy support, engaging with service users and training staff.  Tahira delivers one to one and group coaching to young people and families to develop confidence, increase self-esteem, develop goals and manage wellbeing.

Qualified as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, she is a member of the BABCP and BPS and regularly delivers training sessions to organisations across a range of developing awareness topics in this area, including mental health awareness, managing mental health, autism and ADHD challenges and support, challenging behaviours, child protection and safeguarding. Tahira is also NLP qualified.

As a qualified and experienced specialist psychological therapist in primary mental health care she treats people with depression, worry and anxiety covering a range of issues. She has an excellent record in achieving recovery and integrating good practice in multi-agency support in patient centred therapy treatment plans. Working with a range of ages and groups, Tahira works on a one to one basis and in groups to deliver support. She has experience working with families of children with a disability, ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia. Exploring wellbeing, tools and interventions with a focus on coping mechanisms and understanding different elements of managing on a day to day basis, Tahira utilises an experiential learning and development approach to ensure client led intervention and client focused decision making. Her approach is to empower and enable individuals to identify and manage wellbeing methods and self-help techniques based on CBT tools.

She also delivers psychological therapies as a school counsellor at Chethams School of Music supporting young people with a range of disorders including depression, worry, anxiety covering issues including bereavement, loss, PTSD, family, relationships, eating disorders, confidence and self-esteem issues using CBT based interventions. She also runs private client therapy sessions. This is combined with regular staff training sessions on areas including counselling, support skills and focused topics such as self-harm and dual diagnosis approaches.

Working as  a training associate for national agencies she has utilised her experience in the housing, health and care sector and delivered a menu of training packages aimed to support staff, stakeholders and residents on a range of topics including mental health awareness, mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding children and adults, equality and diversity, stress management, managing depression, effective psychological interventions, recovering from trauma and developing self-esteem.

Tahira is also an approved therapist and associate for Anxiety UK to support wellbeing and awareness of mental health through training, briefings, regular events and seminars.