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Tackling Radicalisation in Education

Dear Colleagues,

Recent police figures show that the number of referrals to the UK’s anti-radicalisation programme doubled to over 3900 cases in 2015. This highlights the pivotal role of education providers in combating extremism and reducing the risk of radicalisation among young people.

With this in mind, Inside Government would like to invite Brighton Voices In Exile to attend Tackling Radicalisation in Education: Detecting, Preventing and Countering Extremism on Thursday 29th September 2016 in Central London. Delegates attending will hear from expert speakers, and learn new best practice case studies that will examine how to identify and tackle radicalisation, and how to work in successful partnerships to prevent extremism.

Morning Keynote by Hardip Begol, Director, Due Diligence and Counter Extremism, Department for Education 'Preventing Radicalisation in Schools'

  • Analysing the important role schools play in protecting school children from radicalisation
  • Making the most of available resources on how to stop radicalisation in schools, such as the Educate Against Hate website
  • Safeguarding children from online radicalisation during school time and outside of it
  • Preparing for the government’s next steps to further improve anti-radicalisation efforts in schools

Afternoon Keynote by Home Office 'Protecting Britain from Violent Extremism - The Next Steps for the Prevent Duty'

  • Examining the successes, future challenges and next steps for Prevent
  • Working with the education sector to fight radicalisation, as outlined in the 2015 Counter Extremism Strategy
  • Assessing the current threat level of the radicalisation of young people
  • Challenging extremist and radical ideologies: The role of schools and higher and further education in promoting counter-narratives

>>> 3 Places Remaining <<<

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Confirmed Speakers

- Registration, Refreshments and Networking

- Chair's Welcome Address Royal United Services Institute & Fatih University (Istanbul): Prof Tahir Abbas, Senior Fellow, National Security & Resilience

- Morning Keynote: Preventing Radicalisation in Schools Department for Education: Hardip Begol, Director, Due Diligence and Counter Extremism

- Special Keynote: Inspecting Schools’ and Colleges' Compliance with the Prevent Duty Ofsted: Mark Phillips, Senior HMI for London

- Panel Discussion: Safeguarding Students from Extremism in Schools and Colleges Kings Langley Secondary School: Gary Lewis, Head Teacher City of Wolverhampton College: Andrea Dill-Russell, Director of Student Services

- Protecting Young People Online from Radicalisation Demos: Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

- Special Keyote: The Role of Police in Working with Schools to Prevent Radicalisation National Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters: Detective Chief Superintendent Alan Lyon, National Coordinator for Prevent

- Afternoon Keynote: Protecting Britain from Violent Extremism - The Next Steps for the Prevent Duty Home Office: Senior Representative, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism

- Case Study: Protecting Higher Education Students From Radicalisation Cardiff Metropolitan University: Rev. Dr Paul Fitzpatrick, Prevent Co-Ordinator and Chaplain

- Case Study: The Role of the Voluntary Sector in Countering Extremism Active Change Foundation: Hanif Qadir, Founder

- Case Study: The Role of Local Authorities in Countering Radicalisation in Schools Birmingham City Council: Waqar Ahmed MBE, Prevent Manager, Equalities, Community Safety and Cohesion

- Closing Keynote: Tackling Radical Ideologies in Higher and Further Education Department for Business, Innovation & Skills: Hannah Wiskin, Deputy Director, Prevent Unit and Student Migration

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