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Updated Home Office Counter-terrorism Strategy (CONTEST 2018) 4th June 2018

This has reemphasised the government’s commitment to the Prevent duty with its focus on safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation, to stop then from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism (para 16 Home Office Counter-terrorism Strategy)

The government released data relating to Channel support on 27th March 2018.

In 2016/17, a total of 6,093 individuals were subject to a referral due to concerns that they were vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. This includes 28% increase in the number of extreme right wing referrals and 26% reduction in Islamist referrals.

Success of ETF Side by Side resources

Over 96,000 people are using the new Side by Side resources developed by ETF. Click here to log in or register.

 Ofsted annual report published December 2017

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666871/Ofsted_Annual_Report_2016-17_Accessible.pdf

Research project on reactions to the Manchester and London terrorist attacks 2017

The University of Huddersfield is currently conducting a research project which focuses on the common feelings and behaviour of people in the aftermath of the Manchester and London terrorist attacks of June 2017.  They are looking for participants to complete the online survey below which should take a few minutes.  Please feel free to share as appropriate.

https://huddersfieldbss.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL1wtFxclMgdwpL

Four far-right plots thwarted last year, says counter-terrorism chief: Mark Rowley warns that threat from extreme rightwing groups is ‘significant and concerning’

Mark Rowley said: “and at the same time we saw an unprecedented number of plots prevented. 10 conspiracies of an Islamist nature were stopped since the Westminster attack. And I can tell you today that over that same period police have been able to prevent a further four extreme right wing inspired plots in the UK. It is important we make these figures public in order to illustrate the growth of right wing terrorism. For the first time we have a home-grown proscribed white-supremacist neo-Nazi terror group, which seeks to plan attacks and build international networks.”

https://policyexchange.org.uk/pxevents/the-colin-cramphorn-memorial-lecture-by-mark-rowley/

Amanda Spielman: Head of Ofsted on British values in education and training

Good education takes people on a journey of enlightenment, which is far more difficult without democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, and tolerance of different belief systems. It should go without saying that without being tolerant and open to new ideas you can’t absorb them. And without having respect for other people’s views you won’t listen to them. And that is why what we call British Values are so important.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/amanda-spielmans-speech-at-the-birmingham-school-partnership-conference Sept 2017

UK Government list of proscribed organisations

Scottish Dawn and Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action which was proscribed in December 2016 have been added to the list of proscribed organisations in the UK. For the full up to date list click here