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Community groups and faith leaders

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Community groups and faith leaders play a crucial role in ensuring safety in local areas. Our workshops are designed to help local communities spot far-right activity in their local area, recognise signs of radicalisation and give advice on how to intervene safely.

If you are interested in any of our training workshops please email us at - info@smallsteps.ltd

Far-Right Awareness Course

  • Course length 2 hours

Tailored to the needs of community groups and faith leaders, our far-right awareness course provides detailed information about the far right’s activities in the UK, the history of the movement, as well as the severity of the current threat.

Drawing on our own lived experience of far-right groups’ recruitment methods, we highlight how the far right operates in local communities and what its recruitment methods are. The course is aimed at empowering influential local figures so they can counteract the impact of the far-right in their communities, including how to have difficult questions with people who are supportive of a far-right narrative.

Upskilling all attendees to be able to have difficult conversations with people supportive of a far-right narrative, we will show people how to open up conversations, create a safe space and challenge peoples support for the far-right, highlighting how ALL extremism is wrong and involvement hurts those involved, their families and the communities people live in.

Also included as part of this training is access to our unique online Support Hub which offers continued information and is only available to training attendees. This includes access to shortened PDF presentations, videos, podcasts, articles and more so people can have conversations within people’s communities to reduce the appeal of the extremist’s narrative and in turn, weaken its appeal.

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Community Champions Mentoring Course

  • Course length 2 hours

Seeking to develop a network of people in a local area, the aim of this project is to support people who wish to talk to local people who may have concerns that might lead them to support the far-right, if not engaged.

Educating people so they not only understand why people look to far-right extremism for answers, we want people to become a listening ear in the community, so people don’t have to turn to extremists to be listened to.

Finding out what people’s concerns are, community champions can offer alternatives to far-right thinking including signposting people to local partners and other services, should they have any concerns.

Creating community resistance to extremism, this programme is about improving the local community and assisting people who may feel lonely or isolated to not put themselves in danger by reaching out to extremists for support.

More than just a listening ear, Community Champions can offer crucial support and be the open door people need to get the support they need to reduce the impact of extremism on their lives.

Upskilling all attendees to be able to have difficult conversations with people supportive of a far-right narrative, we will show people how to open up conversations, create a safe space and challenge peoples support for the far-right, highlighting how ALL extremism is wrong and involvement hurts those involved, their families and the communities people live in.

Also included as part of this training is access to our unique online Support Hub which offers continued information and is only available to training attendees. This includes access to shortened PDF presentations, videos, podcasts, articles and more so people can have conversations within people’s communities to reduce the appeal of the extremist’s narrative and in turn, weaken its appeal.

 

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What people say about our work

Nigel’s is the best training I have attended by a mile. I can’t stress enough how valuable the work Small Steps is doing to reduce hate and prevent radicalisation in our communities. There is something everyone in a community can do and Nigel opens your eyes to the possibilities. He a very brave person and I have learned things from Nigel and Small Steps that I will continue to drive forward within my own life and work.

Victoria Sylvester
Managing director
Acacia Training

The knowledge of Small Steps, the practical and localised examples that they used and the interactivity of the course, all enabled practitioners to ask the questions they normally might not feel comfortable to ask. We were able to hold difficult conversations about local issues and concerns, and received 100% positive feedback from participants.

 
 
Samiya Butt
Prevent & Cohesion Coordinator
Manchester City Council

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