Prevent (Radicalisation and Extremism)

There is growing concern that children and young people are being targeted, via social media sites, to promote and engage them in extremist views and in viewing content that glorifies violence. In some cases, this influences and radicalises the young person so that extreme content is normalised. It is important that these risks and threats are considered for every child, right across the country, including places that have traditionally seen themselves as not being at risk – the Internet does not recognise these places and neither should we.

Sadia Hussain is the Prevent coordinator for Calderdale.

Her role is to coordinate all Prevent activities and the Channel Panel in Calderdale.  Sadia will provide advice and support to individuals where there are Channel concerns and referrals to Channel should be made to Sadia unless the concern warrants immediate police attention.  A referral to Channel should not replace a referral to partner agencies such as social care or mental health services but can complement the work that partners do.

Sadia can be contacted on mobile number 07702656834.

Click on the link to access the Referral flowchart and form for PREVENT discussion at the Channel panel

Click here to be taken to the dedicated PREVENT page on Calderdale MBC website.

The following training is being offered:

Course Suitable for Date running
MY FORMER LIFE: TRAIN THE TRAINER Front line staff working with young people aged 14 years upwards. Tuesday 14th November 2017-FULL DAY. 



Wednesday 15th November 2017-FULL DAY.


HOLDING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS- ½ DAY COURSE Front line staff, the training has been divided into 5 separate sessions. Primary school staff: Wed 27 September 2017 09:00 – 12:00 BST 

School Governors: Thu 28 September 2017 17:30 – 20:30 BST


Secondary years HE/FE: Thu 28 September 2017 09:00 – 12:00 BST


Front line staff (Children and young people)


Front line staff (Adults) Thu 31 August 2017 09:00 – 12:00 BST


Extreme Dialogue train the trainer Front line staff who work with Children and young people in any capacity aged 14 years and over. Tue 17 October 201709:00 – 16:00 BST


Choices: Alternatives All groups of all ages. Please see attachment for further details
Safe Online All groups of all ages-particularly relevant to parents and carers Please see attachment for further details
Small Steps for Peace Primary schools: Young people, governors and teaching staff. Please see attachment for further details
BChange Professionals working in Safeguarding adults and children Please see attachment for further details.

Click here CALDERDALE 2017-18 FREE PREVENT project resources and booking forms-PREVENT partnership April 2017  for more details and booking arrangements for all these courses or by contacting

The Police also have a PREVENT team for Calderdale which is based at Halifax Police station.

Their role in PREVENT is to stop people becoming terrorists and supporting violent extremism. They deal with all forms of terrorism including far right extremism. The PREVENT strategy is to: respond to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views provide practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support work with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation. For more information about PREVENT, follow the link to the government website.

Other resources provided by Calderdale include:

PREVENT Safeguarding Audit for all agencies

Calderdale CHANNEL Partnership referral Pack Jan 2017

British Values Calderdale Schools Toolkit

For more information about the Home Office’s radicalisation awareness training product Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) email

To report suspected online terrorist content please follow this You can also refer content of concern directly to social media platforms – find out how

‘Let’s Talk About It’ is a website that provides a lot of information about radicalisation and the support that is available to prevent someone from becoming involved in terrorism