Key Points
  • Explore the Commission for Countering Extremism's findings and recommendations from new report, challenging hateful extremism
  • Collaborating with faith communities and creating a whole society approach to improve inclusivity
  • Enhance safeguarding provision for individuals through counter radicalisation programmes to prevent extremism
  • Review how police can better respond to cases to improve support services for victims
  • Learn how interactive child protection simulations can develop critical thinking in children and young people.
  • Hear from a personal case study of routes into extremism and proven initiatives to increase resilience to propaganda
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Overview
Speakers:
  • Sara Khan, Commissioner for Countering Extremism, Home Office
  • Naveed Malik, Deputy Chief Constable, National Police Chief’s Council
  • Dr Keith Spiller, Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University
  • Countering Extremism Unit Representative
  • Sajda Mughal OBE, CEO, JAN Trust & Specialist Advisor to the Mayor of London - 7/7 Survivor
  • Mustafa Field, Director, Faiths Forum for London
  • Professor Jane Reeves, Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent
  • Rebecca Skellett, Head of Strong Cities Network, ISD
  • Ivan Humble, Ex-EDL Regional Organiser & Trainer, Me and You Education

The recent, Challenging Hateful Extremism report, highlights the increase and prevalence of extremism in our society. Whether far right, Islamist, or far left, extremists are exploiting local and national tensions, to normalise their views and spread hateful extremism.

Westminster Insight’s Tackling Extremism Conference features Sara Khan, the first Commissioner for Countering Extremism, Home Office, who will review how public services and communities must unite to challenge and resist extremism, and adopt a victim centred, whole society response.

Join us to explore how multi agency strategies can empower local councils, communities, and faith groups to support vulnerable individuals and marginalised communities, identify rising tensions and work to tackle extremism at a grassroots level.

We will review the role of extremist online content and social media in exploiting tensions and spreading hateful propaganda, and how we can work to challenge narratives and ideologies and prevent online radicalisation.

Join your peers from central government, police, prevent officers, teachers, front line service professionals and government, to network and discuss important approaches to challenge hateful extremism and create a safe and inclusive society for all.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:30
Registration, Tea and Coffee

 

09:30 - 09:40
Chair Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr Keith Spiller Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University

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09:40 - 10:00
Keynote Address: Exploring the Countering Extremism’s Unit’s Findings and Recommendations from New Report, ‘Challenging Hateful Extremism’

 
  • Understanding the increase in right-wing extremism in the UK and differentiating between different forms of extremism, including the new category of hateful extremism 
  • Exploring how additional funding and interventions can assist in combating radical behaviour from grassroots 
  • Creating a clear definition and distinction between the work to counter violent extremism or terrorism, challenge hateful extremism and build cohesive communities

    10:00 – 10:15: Questions and Discussion

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Sara Khan Commissioner, Commission for Countering Extremism

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10:15 - 11:00
Strengthening Minority and Marginalised Communities to keep them Safe and Encourage Reporting

 
  • Empowering and supporting people to speak out against extremism to help keep communities safe 
  • Collaborating with faith communities and creating a whole society approach to improve inclusivity
  • Cultivating a cultural change of support for those who may face discrimination 

    10:45 – 11:00: Questions and Discussion

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Mustafa Field Director, Faiths Forum for London

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Sajda Mughal OBE CEO, JAN Trust & Specialist Advisor to the Mayor of London - 7/7 Survivor

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11:00 - 11:30
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:30 - 12:15
How Public Sector Institutions Can Deliver Effective Interventions Which Successfully Prevent and Challenge Radicalisation and Extremism

 
  • Multi-agency working to tackle radical activity, enhancing safeguarding provision for individuals, and developing effective teaching provision to improve the resilience of young people against radicalisation
  • Managing difficult conversations within educational environments, creating and implementing successful interventions 
  • Enhancing safeguarding provision for individuals through counter radicalisation programmes to prevent extremism 

    12:00 – 12:15: Questions and Discussion 



12:15 - 12:30
Case Study 1: Discussing the Journey in and out of the Far Right to understand how to Better Respond

 
  • Insight into a personal story to reflect at attractions and responses 

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Ivan Humble Trainer for Me and You Education and Ex-EDL Regional Organiser

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12:30 - 12:45
Case Study 2: Creating a Strong and Connected Environment

 

  • Safeguarding citizens from polarisation and radicalisation to create stronger and safer communities
  • Bringing together mayors, policymakers, and practitioners, to create community resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms

    12:45 – 13:00: Joint Questions and Discussion

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Rebecca Skellett Head of Strong Cities Network, ISD

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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking Break

 

14:00 - 14:45
Discussing Extremism Online and the Role Social Media can play in influencing Radical Behaviours and Ways to Combat its Effects

 
  • Creating a clear definition of what extremism looks like online to try and approach the correct policy and legislation 
  • Dealing with the line between terrorist content and extremism content
  • Identifying early warning signs online to suggest involvement radical activity and developing successful prevention strategies 
  • Using interactive child protection simulations to develop critical thinking in children and young people. 
  • The importance of creating a safe space for dialogue when engaging with communities to tackle radicalisation

    14:30 – 14:45: Questions and Discussion 

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Professor Jane Reeves Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent

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14:45 - 15:15
Police Improvements and Future Plans to Tackling Extremism and Support for Victims

 

  • Discussing the need to recognise and respond more effectively to incidents when they emerge 
  • Understanding the impact radicalisation can have on families, young people and the wider community 
  • Reviewing the role of data collection when reporting cases
  • Strengthening communication between agencies to improve support services for victims

    12:45 – 13:00: Questions and Discussion



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Naveed Malik Deputy Chief Constable and Vice Chair of the Workforce Representation and Diversity Portfolio, National Police Chiefs Council

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15:30 - 15:40
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

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Dr Keith Spiller Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University

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End

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Mustafa Field Director, Faiths Forum for London

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Ivan Humble Trainer for Me and You Education and Ex-EDL Regional Organiser

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Sara Khan Commissioner, Commission for Countering Extremism

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Naveed Malik Deputy Chief Constable and Vice Chair of the Workforce Representation and Diversity Portfolio, National Police Chiefs Council

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Sajda Mughal OBE CEO, JAN Trust & Specialist Advisor to the Mayor of London - 7/7 Survivor

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Professor Jane Reeves Co-Director of the Centre for Child Protection, University of Kent

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Rebecca Skellett Head of Strong Cities Network, ISD

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Dr Keith Spiller Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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