MENU

Training and mentoring

Teachers, frontline service professionals and the police

Teachers, frontline service professionals and the police all play a key role in ensuring safer schools and communities across the UK. Our workshops and courses aim to empower people so they can recognise the signs of radicalisation and give advice on intervening where appropriate and reducing the impact of far-right extremism.

Far-right awareness course

  • Who is it for? Teachers, frontline service professionals and the police
  • Course length 2 hours - face to face or online

Tailored to the needs of frontline workers, such as teachers, child services professionals and the police, 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.

We help train attendees to understand how the far-right recruits, builds influence, sinks roots into communities and demonstrate the kind of websites and social media platforms far-right recruiters use. To build greater understanding, our workshops include information on the far right’s training techniques and tactics they use to recruit, operate and gain influence.

Upskilling all attendees we show people how to have difficult conversations with people supportive of a far-right narrative, we 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 everyone –  those involved, their families and the communities people live in.

Delivered by people who have either been involved in far-right extremism themselves, parents who have had a child involved or a mentor who supports people to leave extremism, we offer a unique insight into this world, from first-hand experience.

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

Register Interest

Identity and Patriotism

  • Who is it for? People seeking ways to promote inclusive patriotism
  • Course length 1 hour - online

Offering a standalone 1-hour online training session, this session looks at what patriotism is, what it isn’t and how genuine patriotism can weaken the appeal of the far-right message. We look at how we can develop inclusive patriotic events such as marking – St. Georges’s Day, The Battle of Britain and of course Remembrance Day to name just a few.

As well as promoting Patriotism based on Place NOT Race, we include a basic breakdown of far-right groups, their recruitment techniques and offer alternative narratives to far-right messaging.  

Also included as part of this training is access to our unique online Support Hub which offers further information and is only available to training attendees. This includes access to shortened PDF presentations, videos, podcasts, blog articles and much 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.

Register Interest

Register your interest

What people say about our work

Nigel spoke to around 50 police managers and partner agency reps. His presentation about his life story, the far and extreme right-wing scene in the UK was up to date, interesting and at times very funny – a real eye-opener. Nigel speaks openly and enthusiastically, but most importantly with real authority on this important subject.

DI Turner
Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Nigel has been instrumental in raising awareness of the dangers of far-right extremism in Hounslow. Several students were taken aback with the propaganda used by far-right groups including subtle symbols and overt narrative. Nigel’s project offered robust and clear solutions to counter the far right. We look forward to welcoming Small Steps and, indeed Nigel, back to Hounslow.

Najeeb Ahmed
Hounslow Prevent coordinator

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.

Read More about Spotting Far Right Codes

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.

Read More about How does the far right use the internet to recruit?

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.

Read More about A recent history of far-right violence in the UK