Suffolk PREVENT Conference

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Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre

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PREVENT is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism.

PREVENT is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. At the heart of PREVENT is safeguarding children and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.

All local authorities and other partner agencies have a statutory duty to prevent people being drawn into terrorism.

The Conference is aimed at all organisations in Suffolk who have a statutory duty to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, including those working in the field of Safeguarding, PREVENT, Counter Terrorism and delivery of Workshop to Raise Awareness of PREVENT (WRAP).

The half day conference will provide a unique opportunity to better understand the threat levels and risks both locally and nationally, and the ways in which we can collectively work together across Suffolk. The event will also give the opportunity to listen to the experiences of some inspirational speakers.

Speakers to include:

Andrew Small – Small Steps Ltd

Born in Birmingham, Andrew spent ten years in Far-Right groups. Joining as a young teenager, Andrew went on to become involved with several organisations. The organisations Andrew was involved in vary from a democratic group, a violent street group and a religious fascist group which advocated existing outside the political system.

His story is compelling and at times frightening and shows how anyone can find themselves involved in extremism. It also illustrates how racist groups deliberately target individuals and pursue a policy of grooming and radicalisation. In a constantly changing political environment Andrew gives a no holds barred in depth view of what the Far-Right is, how it recruits, operates and what its ultimate goals are.

Andrew is currently an Intervention Provider as well as a development consultant for Small Steps Consultants. A specialist counter Far-Right education and consultancy network which seeks to offer training, advice, support, and guidance to anyone worried about the Far-Right.


Nicola Benyahia (MBACP) - Countering Radicalisation & Extremism - Families for Life.

Nicola Benyahia is a fully qualified, registered BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Counsellor with specific experience in mental health, and in particular working with young people aged 14 to 25 years old.

As a mother personally affected by the impact of violent radicalisation processes in her own family, she decided to give her own experiences a voice and stepped forward for other families sharing similar problems.

Following the death of her son in Syria in 2015 she founded a counselling organisation, 'Families For Life', which aims to support families through the psychological and counter radicalisation process. She hopes, through her organisation, to support and empower families to combat the shame of radicalisation and provide them with a platform for their voices to be heard.

Nicola has featured in both national and international media on various topics related to prevention and intervention with violent radicalisation.

She continues to speak and present at various international events across the world and hopes in her continued efforts and work to create a humanistic understanding of violent extremism and begin to provide genuine opportunities for families to engage and participate in future policy making.

Home Office

Providing a detail of the National picture. The Security Service (MI5) is responsible for protecting the UK against threats to national security. The Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism coordinates the government’s response in case of a terrorist incident.

Russ Cole - Eastern Region Special Operations Unit

Counter Terrorism Policing; Overview of Suffolk Threat levels. Counter Terrorism Local Profile for Suffolk

Suffolk Prevent Delivery Group partners

Overview of local activity from the Delivery Group Chair


Please visit www.ltai.info for more information about PREVENT

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