‘Demystifying Extremism’

Agenda for Prevent Awareness Week

19th – 23rd June 2017

During our local Prevent week we will be running an online campaign to raise awareness of PREVENT in MK through social media, we will also be publishing local information around the Prevent agenda.

In addition to this we will be running a number of events which you will find below, please share with your networks and hope you can attend.

For further information or questions please email safermk@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Monday 19th June

Project Griffin

Venue & times: Council Chambers, Civic Offices. 3pm & 5:30pm (run time approx. 1 hr 30 mins)

To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/op-griffin-workshop-19062017-tickets-35171405621

Project Griffin is the national counter terrorism awareness initiative for business produced by NaCTSO to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism.

The aim of Project Griffin is to:

Help understand the threat from terrorism to the UK

Guide individuals on what to do if they find themselves involved in a terrorist incident or event that leads up to a planned attack

Enable people to recognise and report suspicious activity

Project Griffin holds briefing events to increase public and staff awareness of how best to reduce and respond to the most likely types of terrorist activities. The events are presented by trained police advisors.

Who could benefit? Building managers, businesses, security, front of house staff, customer services, neighbourhood wardens, those who work in public areas across all sectors, voluntary sector.

Tuesday 20th June

‘Community & Prevent’: Community Event

Venue & times: StadiumMK, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST, 6:30pm (run time approx. 1hr 30mins)

To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-community-prevent-in-milton-keynes-tickets-35171600203

Everyone has a role in helping to prevent terrorism. In partnership with SaferMK, the Thames Valley Police Prevent team are holding an event to raise the awareness of key topics to safeguard our community.

This presentation will cover;

 A general overview of the current terrorist threat

 An introduction into what attracts individuals to all forms of extremism

 Details on how to report concerns and what happens with your information

 How terrorist activity has been stopped due to information from communities

 An explanation of the MK Channel Panel and how it supports individuals at risk of radicalisation

 Case studies of individuals who have been supported through Prevent

Who could benefit? Residents associations, councillors, community leaders, voluntary sector, community & voluntary organisations and those working in the community

Thursday 22nd June

AlterEgo Creative Solutions performance – ‘Going to Extremes

Venue & times: Stantonbury Theatre, 3 performances 11:30am, 2:00pm & 5:30pm (runtime 1hr)

To book: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alterego-creative-solutions-performance-going-to-extremes-tickets-35171771716

Going to Extremes was developed out of a growing need to kick-start conversation around extremism and radicalisation and how it can affect young people in the UK.

Exploring far-right political as well as Islamist-inspired extremism, the play looks at what happened to three young people, who each had their own vulnerabilities, that found themselves targeted by individuals or groups that wanted to use them for their own agenda. Using simple story-telling techniques, their stories are played out and examined in an attempt to understand how and why they were targeted and how young people can prevent this sort of thing happening in the first place by encouraging an open dialogue and conversation about the issues as well as empathy, understanding and respect for others’ views and beliefs.

Who could benefit? Teachers, safeguarding leads, people working with vulnerable individuals, community & voluntary organisations