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


Overview
Expert speakers:

  • Sara Khan, Commissioner, Commission for Countering Extremism
  • Naveed Malik, Deputy Chief Constable, National Police Chief’s Council
  • Dr Keith Spiller, Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University
  • Sajda Mughal OBE, Campaigner and Countering Extremism Champion
  • 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 report, Challenging Hateful Extremism, led by Sara Khan, Commissioner for Countering Extremism, states that more needs to be done to tackle ‘hateful extremism’ and the current approach is leaving most victims unrecognised and unsupported.

Westminster Insight’s Tackling Extremism Conference will explore the Countering Extremism Unit’s findings and recommendations, discuss ways to empower people to speak out against extremism, and debate solutions through a multi-agency approach.

You will learn how to challenge radicalisation from grassroots, strengthen minority and marginalised communities, and ways in which those on the frontline can be better supported. We will discuss the role social media can play in influencing radical behaviours and consider how we can create a clear definition of extremism online.

A multi-agency approach is essential to tackle extremism and ensure better protection for victims. Join your peers from across central government, police, schools, councils, and other front-line services as we discuss strategies for a safer society

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

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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 

Speakers

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 

Speakers

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 and Westminster Insight’s Closing Remarks

 

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Dr Keith Spiller Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham City University

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End

Speakers

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

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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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