Radicalisation & Extremism
The Counter Terrorism and Security Act received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015. As part of this, the legal duty and statutory guidance expects Local Authorities to assess the threat of radicalisation in their areas and to take appropriate action.
If you concerned that a child, young person and/or their parents may hold extremist views or are at risk of being radicalised you have a duty to ensure that they receive support to protect them from being drawn into terrorism.
USEFUL CONTACTS for Bromley Professionals:
Bromley Prevent Police: ChannelProject@met.pnn.police.uk
London Borough of Bromley Community Safety: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is an immediate risk call 999 e.g intent to harm or travel abroad
In most cases referrals go directly to Prevent Police, via the relevant safeguarding lead. Inform your agency's Safeguarding Lead where you have concerns. The police will gather additional information to ensure the referral is not malicious, misguided or misinformed and to check the referral is not subject to a live investigation.
Where the threshold is met, Prevent police will send the appropriate referral to the local authority seeking further information. The Prevent lead Bromley is in the Community Safety Team. The local authority will gather information from relevant partners to ascertain if the individual is already known, what support may be in place, and what information is available to help inform the decision around vulnerability. Partners will be asked to provide information and where necessary additional information can be provided at the panel meeting.
USEFUL SUPPORT WEBSITES:
> FAST - providing support to families and individuals whose lives have been affected by the trauma of losing loved ones to ideologies and groups.
> Educate Against Hate - Gives teachers, parents and school leaders practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
The children's workforce in Bromley is expected to complete WRAP training. This is short (under 2 hrs) awareness session approved by the Home Office. In addition, BSCB commissioned 100 places on 'Prevent- train the trainers' courses for schools in 2017 in order to 'roll out' the training across all Bromley schools.