An event was recently held to launch a new toolkit for education staff to help raise awareness of extremist radicalisation in the Dyfed-Powys region.
The Prevent Radicalisation Project was created and delivered by Odd Arts, a specialist theatre production company and was held at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Lampeter on 19 October 2023.
The event included a workshop, toolkit and video and was aimed at those working with adults and young children between 16 and 24 who are in an education, further education or an university setting, where it has become apparent that this age group are more prone to being radicalised.
Representatives from regional youth services, secondary schools and Universities were present on the day and part of the workshop involved a live theatre performance which gave attendees the opportunity to practice having those difficult conversations in a safe environment and openly discuss preventative methods.
Councillor Matthew Vaux, Cabinet Member for Public Protection said: “The Prevent Radicalisation event was a successful event to increase understanding of the subject and also empower people to learn effective communication skills to hold challenging conversations relating to hateful extremism. It’s important that workshops such as these are held to equip delegates with tools and techniques to support people at risk of radicalisation and prevent the risk of people being exploited.”
Ceredigion County Council supported the event and were successful in receiving a grant award from the Home Office to create and deliver a Prevent radicalisation project in the Dyfed-Powys region.
If you need more information, visit the Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership webpage on our website: www.ceredigion.gov.uk/your-council/partnerships/ceredigion-public-services-board/community-safety/