The Counter Terrorism unit have released new resources to promote their ACT Early campaign.
The Counter Terrorism unit have released new resources to promote their ACT Early campaign. The campaign is already having a life-changing impact by providing help and advice to those who may be at risk of radicalisation. Since its launch in November, the site has already received more than 25,000 individual visits and as a result the new national police Prevent advice line has been receiving calls every week from concerned family and friends, with specialist support being put in place where appropriate.
They have now released two new animated 2-minute explainer films about Prevent, which have now been added to the ACT Early website and our partners’ toolkit. You can find them on the website here:
Parents resource: https://actearly.uk/support/reach-out-for-help/
Staff resource: https://actearly.uk/working-together/how-we-help/
The films are aimed at a general public, concerned friends and family audience, and provide an introduction to Prevent and to the work of Prevent officers. With most children and students now learning from home again, and conspiracy theories continuing to circulate, the CTU know that there are increased risks of online radicalisation and have launched these resources to try and bridge what they see as an unavoidable lack of some of the protective safeguarding that schools, colleges and other services can provide.