Training and mentoring

Schoolchildren, students, teenagers and young people


We train and mentor young people to protect them against the influence of the far-right in at-risk areas.
Drawing on our own experiences within the far right, we educate young people, students and schoolchildren on the dangers of getting involved with far-right groups including their recruitment tactics and what to do if approached.

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Far-right awareness course

  • Who is it for? Students, teenagers and young people over 14.
  • Course length 1 hour

Tailored to the needs of young people, our far-right awareness training is interactive with videos, activities and a Q&A session.

Our course is designed to encourage debate and understanding among young people about the far right’s divisive narrative. We highlight the harsh reality of getting involved with the far right and how it affects people who get involved, their families, social life and future job prospects.

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  • Who is it for? Students, teenagers and young people over 14
  • Availability All year round

We mentor young people to build resilience to the far right’s presence in their local areas by exposing the flaws in the far-right narrative and offering credible alternatives.

Our mentoring programme is designed to steer young people away from extremism in a non-judgemental way and help them get out of the far-right safely.

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Youth Ambassadors

  • Who is it for? Students, teenagers and young people over 14
  • Course length 3 x 1 hour training sessions

Seeking to develop a network of young people at a local level, the aim of this project is to support people who wish to understand how far-right extremism grows and develop ways to counter it.

This training includes helping those taking the course to talk to other young people who may have concerns that might lead them to support the far-right, if not engaged.

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

Finding out what people’s concerns are, here the Youth Ambassadors can offer alternatives to far-right thinking and seek the assistance of local schools, should they have any concerns.

This programme is about assisting people to be heard and gain help, so they don’t have to turn to extremists to be heard. This way people who may feel lonely or isolated do not put themselves in danger by reaching out to extremists for support. More than just a listening ear, Youth Ambassadors can offer alternatives and signpost people in school to local support if needed for various issues, not just far-right related issues if highlighted.  

Delivered in 3 separate sessions, this allows the development of the young people involved and allows them to seek answers themselves with guidance, building critical thinking skills.

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What people say about our work

Small Steps consultants are unrivalled in their ability to engage directly with right-wing extremists and educate frontline workers on the far right’s current position and threat. They provide a structured programme of interventions and local support to achieve long-term change and help individuals leave the right-wing scene.

Nigel Rowe
Walsall Council community cohesion and engagement lead

I really enjoyed listening to his story, he knows what it’s like living in a place where we live. We have had loads of visitors but this one was really good, REAL!

Carshalton College

Spotting Far Right Codes

White supremacists and the far right often use codes to mark their territory and communicate with one another. They may look harmless but they have hidden meanings that carry extremely violent messages.

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How does the far right use the internet to recruit?

Far-right groups have become increasingly sophisticated in using social media to recruit and radicalise young people, predominantly young white men aged 18-45. In this article, we look at some of the tactics they use.

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A recent history of far-right violence in the UK

In this article, we outline the history of far-right extremism and look at how the far-right’s divisive, hate-filled narrative enables radicalised individuals to become violent.

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