Government strategy for preventing extremism

Home Office

On 7 June 2011, the Government launched its strategy for preventing people being drawn into terrorism.

The new Prevent programme will:

  • deal with all forms of terrorism and target not just violent extremism but also non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularise views which terrorists exploit
  • ensure government funding and support cannot reach organisations with extremist views who do not support mainstream British values
  • challenge the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it
  • support sectors and institutions, including universities and prisons, where there are risks of radicalisation
  • draw on existing successful programmes to protect vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism
  • crucially, all new programmes will be evaluated rigorously to ensure effectiveness and value for money

The Home Secretary, Theresa May said:

‘Prevent is an integral part of our counter-terrorism strategy and aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Our new Prevent strategy will challenge extremist ideology, help protect institutions from extremists, and tackle the radicalisation of vulnerable people. And we will not fund or work with organisations that do not subscribe to the core values of our society.

Above all, it will tackle the threat from home-grown terrorism.’

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Click here for strategy document (pdf)

Toolkit for becoming a transpositive organisation

Galop

In June 2011, Galop published ‘Shining the light: 10 keys to becoming a trans positive organisation’ by Ben Gooch.

Drawing on the research and responses to the Shine project over the past two years of engagement amongst trans spectrum people, this resource is aimed at LGBT and mainstream organisations who want to make their organisation truly inclusive for trans people. A comprehensive document, it examines a wide range of challenges and gives clearly defined practical suggestions on how to make your organisation more trans-inclusive – from employment practices and terminology, to projects, services and lobbying work.

There are a limited number of printed copies of the resource. For further information or to request a printed version, please contact Ben Gooch at benjamin.gooch@galop.org.uk or 020 7704 6767.

An easy read version of the resource will be available shortly.

Click here for toolkit (pdf)

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Online resource: The really simple guide to Humanism

The British Humanist Association logo.

‘The really simple guide to Humanism’ is an online learning resource that has been created to help the wider public understand Humanism. The interactive website offers simple answers to the most frequently asked questions about Humanism and the opportunity for users to think about them in detail and learn more.

The British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity, working with Conway Hall, has created ‘The really simple guide to Humanism’ as part of its aims to promote the understanding of Humanism, and support and represent the non-religious.

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Church of England guidance: Choosing Bishops – The Equality Act 2010

Church of England

In 2010, the General Synod of the Church of England published ‘Choosing Bishops – The Equality Act 2010’.

The note ‘seeks to summarise some key points which those involved in the process of nominating bishops need to keep in mind in their deliberations and when considering or interviewing candidates’.

Click here for Church of England guidance (pdf)

Click here for the Church of England website