BIRMINGHAM Police & Schools Panels
PREVENT Resources & Signposting
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT: This initiative provides practical help and guidance to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. The revamped website is much more interactive and has a news section which allows for regular updates. The aim of the site is to give people a clear and better understanding of both Prevent and Channel; providing signposting and support for people who are concerned that someone they know may be vulnerable and how to spot the signs that someone may be becoming radicalised.
ACT For Youth - RUN HIDE TELL: Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have collaborated with specialists from the PSHE Association and Girlguiding to take terrorism safety advice into the UK’s classrooms and youth organisations for the first time. Security experts from CTP have commissioned the creation of an animated core film designed to teach young people how to react if caught up in an a gun or knife terror attack. The film aimed at 11 to 16 year olds will also show them what to do if they see suspicious behaviour or a suspicious item. Versions of the new film for Key Stage Three and Four pupils, (ages 11-14 and 15-16), will be the cornerstone of teaching material, specially-designed by the PSHE Association and available to Schools and Youth organisations from today.
SINCE 9/11: Is a UK educational charity, set up on the tenth anniversary of September 11th 2001 to ensure that the legacy of 9/11 is one that builds hope from tragedy. They offer a FREE Education Programme created by the world acclaimed UCL's Institute of Education for all UK secondary schools focuses on teaching the events, causes and consequences of 9/11 in an attempt to create a better, peaceful and harmonious future.
Most children starting secondary school today were not born at the time of the terrorist attacks on 11th September 2001. This education programme encourages students to discuss and debate events and issues surrounding 9/11; developing critical thinking skills and promoting intercultural dialogue by exploring different cultural and political perspectives. Wider impacts of terrorism and extremism are looked at in a UK context, with the impact on free speech and civil liberties investigated. Web-based resources provide information and interactive resources for teachers.
WRAP TRAINING: Short for Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent. An introduction to the work of the CTU, the PREVENT team and to the issues surrounding radicalisation (approximately 1hr 20mins). Predominantly aimed at front line public sector workers and organisations that work with potential victims of radicalisation. Schools are being asked to allocate a member of staff to attend train-the-trainer sessions, and then cascade this training to their colleagues. For dates of upcoming training, please contact Razia Butt (details below).
PREVENT: Any concerns regarding radicalisation should be referred to West Midlands Police via CTU_Gateway@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk in addition to this, concerns around persons under 18years old, should ALSO be referred into Birmingham MASH. (Multi agency safe guarding hub). Following an assessment, the case could be reviewed via the Channel process, (Multi agency professional panel who look to support vulnerable individuals who are vulnerable to, or showing early signs of radicalisation). Not all cases will be adopted by the channel panel, but some maybe suitable for local prevent officer engagement.
CASS@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk or Tel: 011 303 1888.
ONLINE AWARENESS RAISING TRAINING MODULE:
http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html - Staff training, which can form part of your schools PREVENT strategy and risk assessment; it can also form part of your schools safeguarding audit. At the end of the module staff members will need to print of their certificate of completion, by entering their details. (Nb. It must be completed within one session, without closing the internet browser).
THEATRE IN SCHOOLS: The Play House is available to deliver TAPESTY, a dynamic participatory theatre-in-education tour for 13-18 year olds, which explores the implications and consequences of extremist thinking and actions. W: http://theplayhouse.org.uk/tapestry/ E: email@example.com
DUE DILLIGENCE CHECKS: All schools are reminded to undertaken open source due-diligence checks on any company, director or performers that you invite to your schools. Please consider contacting other schools for references, to ensure that you are paying for a ‘safe’ product. It is also important to review how the company measure the impact of their performances (not just satisfaction surveys) and ask what sort of classroom resources the company provide that will embed the performance within the curriculum and ongoing work in your school.
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS: www.preventforschools.org – A variety of resources which can be used to help educate and safeguard pupils in your school.