The Prevent Hub can help communities and education establishments develop and deliver a project, resource or tool to raise awareness of the dangers of extremism and radicalisation.

A project can range from one off sessions to weekly sessions that are embedded within the community or within a school curriculum. Not all resources and learning specifically refer to radicalisation, extremism or terrorism but cover learning outcomes to build resilience to radicalisation and other forms of harm by focusing on:

  • Beliefs and values
  • Identify
  • Developing empathy
  • Risk identification and management
  • The development of critical thinking skills
  • Understanding influence, persuasion and manipulation
  • Assessing and evaluating fact from fiction

Example projects delivered in Kirklees

Community based projects

  • Watch the Prevent community engagement – Women video
    A Women's engagement group raising awareness of Prevent, radicalisation and extremism
  • Watch the Counter Narrative to Daesh video
    Local women's groups counter narrative to Daesh
  • Web Guardians
    A program to support women and particularly mothers in preventing online radicalisation. The programme run in partnership with Calderdale Council in 2016 empowered women from Kirklees with the skills to enable them to safeguard their children against the threat of online radicalisation and extremism.

School based projects

The THINK Project

The THINK Project was delivered in seven Primary Schools in North Kirklees between November 2015 and April 2016 in conjunction with the Kirklees Prevent Hub. The workshops enabled young people to explore topics such as stereotypes, misinformation and prejudicial views in a safe and open environment through the use of small group activities and whole group discussions. The aims of the THINK sessions were to:

  • equip young people with an understanding of what stereotyping means and the dangers of stereotypes
  • provide young people with an opportunity to consider their opinion, where they get their information from and how opinions are formed
  • help young people to recognise that information in the media, online or from family and friends can sometimes be biased or false
  • illustrate how easily divisions can be created between groups of people, which can escalate into conflict, and how to deal with it
  • help young people to think critically about the information they receive, to build resilience to approaches from negative groups and to reject prejudice and hate

Second Thoughts

The Second Thoughts project provided a platform for young people to develop the skills they need to think critically so they can reject negative and damaging views. The workshops link with the English and Citizenship curriculum by:

  • promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils
  • preparing pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life

Second thoughts was delivered separately in two secondary schools engaging approximately 270 students over two sessions.

Choices Then and Now Exhibition

Choices Then and Now A Creative Approach to British Values and the Prevent Duty working with the Kirklees Prevent Hub introducing a touring exhibition that delivers a series of workshops for primary and secondary school children.

The workshops are designed to support young people to make good choices and understand the dangers of extremism and radicalisation.

Children and young people explore issues around:

  • War
  • Peace
  • Radicalisation and extremism
  • Learning from the past and present to inform the future

The workshops cover themes around British Values and provides teachers with a resource pack that can be embedded within the curriculum.

The Respect Programme

The Respect Programme is a series of interactive sessions utilising videos and other forms of learning to provide a safe space for young people to discuss issues such as:

  • Stereotypes
  • British values
  • Extremism
  • Propaganda
  • Safe internet surfing.

These sessions empower young people to develop their critical thinking skills, promote respect and understanding of others and allow them to bring about change in a positive way. This programme has been delivered to nearly 1500 young people in Kirklees

Chatterbox

The Chatterbox and Chatterbox Junior Programme An accessible and interactive resource designed to encourage Critical Thinking and facilitate discussion for any age group. The Chatterbox provides a safe and informative environment to encourage dialogue around Radicalisation and Extremism, to build counter narratives and develop resilience towards Extreme Ideologies, and promote the safety and welfare of us and our communities.

For more information, or to book an intro session, please contact Kirklees Prevent Hub

Other resources

See some of our other resources / projects

Push and pull line

Safety online

Tale of two cities

Tolerance and respect

More in common

Challenge and matrix card

Prevent resources for:

Safer giving advice
  • Safer giving advice for Syria Charity Commission for England and Wales
    Advice for the public and charities that want to support humanitarian work in Syria.
Parents
Schools and childcare providers

Guidance and procedures

Lesson plans and teaching resources

Social media

Health professionals

Contact us

If you would like us to work with you on a project or would like some recources please contact the Kirklees Prevent Hub to discuss your ideas, project or requirements.