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What else is out there?

Tapestry is a part of a whole portfolio of resources, activities and initiatives that are being funded across the region for schools and youth settings to tackle the issue of preventing violent extremism.  Detailed below are some that may be of interest.

Prevent

The Prevent for schools website contains a variety of resources which can be used to help educate and safeguard pupils in your school. The aim of ‘Prevent’ is to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists and to do this by challenging ideologies, protecting vulnerable individuals and supporting institutions, such as schools. It is part of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST.

www.preventforschools.org

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‘Pathways’

An interactive workshop aimed at young people 14 years +. The workshop allows young people the opportunity to explore stereotypes, behaviours and grievances in a facilitated session. This is run by West Midlands Police CTU Prevent officers.

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Open Your Eyes

The Open Your Eyes campaign was launched by Birmingham and Bradford-based anti-extremism charity Upstanding Neighbourhoods

They have worked with young people, activists, bloggers and filmmakers to raise our voices against ISIS. Hear from people telling their personal stories of how ISIS has affected their lives.

Website – Open Your Eyes

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KIKIT

KIKIT supports the health and social care needs of people from hard to reach and marginalised communities, including Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities (BAME). We work predominantly with the BAME communities but our doors are open to everyone who needs help, whatever their colour or creed.

Website – KIKIT

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Small Steps

Small Steps Consultants Ltd are an anti-racist community focused company set up to tackle racism and provide education and training. Their aim is to raise awareness and help educate people about the dangers of far right extremism.

Small Steps Consultants
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WARN – Women Against Radicalisation Network

As a diverse group of women, WARN is not content to just sit back and let extremists take the hearts, minds and lives of women and children. Their mission is to address current issues head-on, through education, empowerment and engagement.

warn.org.uk
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My Son The Jihadi

This powerful programme documents the daily struggle Sally Evans and her youngest son Micheal have faced since Sally’s eldest son Thomas travelled to Somalia to join terrorist group al-Shabaab

My Son The Jihadi

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FAST

FAST is a UK based organisation providing support to vulnerable families and individuals whose lives have been affected by the trauma of losing loved ones to hateful ideologies and groups.

familiesmatter.org.uk

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The Eddie Mair interview – Getting to know extremists

How do you stop people joining radical terrorist groups? The UK government offers an intensive one-to-one mentoring programme, called Channel, to challenge violent views. Anjum Khan is a Muslim and a therapist and sits in a room getting to know the people at the heart of the Channel programme.

Listen to the interview here

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ACT NOW

ACT NOW is a ‘table top’ activity that involves students stepping into the shoes of counter terrorist officers. It is designed to stimulate debate around the very sensitive subject of violent extremism and is aimed at young people at Key Stage 4 and above. The purpose of the exercise is to empower individuals to have the confidence to take on counter terrorism dilemmas and understand the importance of decisions made based upon the information they are given. It gives participants the opportunity to debate choices both independently and collaboratively based on perceived facts and weigh up the consequences which follow decision making as part of a group tackling a terrorist incident.

More information about ACT NOW can be obtained from:
Inspector Asghar Shah West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit 0845 1135000
a.shah@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
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Police support

West Midlands Police have schools based officers/schools link officers and West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have Security and Partnership Officers who work together to support schools with PVE and to help protect vulnerable young people.

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Mosques and Madrassas

The following mosques and madrassas provide information on raising awareness of Islam:

The Central Mosque – http://www.centralmosque.org.uk/
Green Lane Mosque – http://www.greenlanemasjid.org/

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