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.
Arelys Gomez-Reve is the acting Prevent coordinator for Calderdale.
Her role is to coordinate all Prevent activities and the Channel Panel in Calderdale. Arelys will provide advice and support to individuals where there are Channel concerns and referrals to Channel should be made to Arelys 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.
Arelys can be contacted on mobile number 07929010016.
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.
Click here to access 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
For more information about the Home Office’s radicalisation awareness training product Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) email WRAP@homeoffice.x.gsi.gov.uk
To report suspected online terrorist content please follow this https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism You can also refer content of concern directly to social media platforms – find out how http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/teachers-and-professionals/safety-features
‘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 http://www.ltai.info/