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Teachers, frontline service professionals and the police

Teachers, frontline service professionals and the local police 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 reduce 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

Tailored to the needs of frontline workers, such as teachers, child services professionals and the local 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 teachers differentiate between adolescent behaviour and far-right radicalisation, and demonstrate the kind of websites and social media the far-right recruiters use. For the police and professionals, our workshop focuses on the far right’s training techniques and legal loopholes they use when they’re under arrest.

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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Identity and Patriotism

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 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 also 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 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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Peace Advocates

Combined Awareness and Alternative-Narrative Training  

Delivered in a 2-hour session, depending on client needs –

This training is specifically aimed at – Teachers,  DSL’s & Prevent Education Leads.

This package assists those who engage with young people to have a good understanding of far-right extremism so that they can engage and support young people to learn about what the far-right is, the dangers of involvement outlines grievances manipulated by the far right.

Including a local and national far-right activity breakdown, this training includes an outline of far-right recruitment techniques,  alternative-narrative ideas explained.

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 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. Thank you.

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

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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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