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The parent and child relationship is the foundation to keeping children safe

Keeping children and young people safe against radicalisation and extremism The parent/child relationship is the foundation to keeping children safe and supporting their social development and educational attainment. Parenting can be a challenging task. Maintaining a positive relationship can sometimes be difficult as children grow and develop and seek an identity that may be different from their own family. Children ...

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Preventing terrorism and extremism

Terrorism and violent extremism are a real and serious threat to us all. This week, more than 500 frontline police officers and staff across the UK are taking part in National Prevent Policing Week. Detective Inspector Dickon Turner said: “Prevent is really the grass roots side of our counter-terrorism unit – it’s about communities and collaborative working to safeguard people ...

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Scope of this chapter

Safeguarding Children and Young people against Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 specifies that Local Safeguarding Children Boards, local authorities and their partners should be commissioning and providing services for children who are likely to suffer, or may have suffered significant harm, due to radicalisation and extremism. (Chapter 1, Section 17). From 1 July 2015 all ...

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Health risks of female genital mutilation (FGM)

Health risks of female genital mutilation (FGM) Women and girls living with FGM have experienced a harmful practice. Experience of FGM increases the short and long term health risks to women and girls and is unacceptable from a human rights and health perspective. While in general there is an increased risk of adverse health outcomes with increased severity of FGM, ...

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What to do if you’re worried about having fgm

You might be feeling pressured to have FGM, especially if other people in your family have been cut. This may make you feel scared or alone but there are people who can help. Your body is your own, not anybody elses. If you think you’re in immediate danger of being cut or being taken abroad for this to happen you ...

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Figures for deaths from legal highs ‘inflated’, say former drugs advisers

Prof David Nutt and Dr Les King say UK data includes deaths caused by substances that are not legal highs The scientists say drugs that are not new, such as khat, should not be included in the figures for deaths from legal highs. Photograph: Martin Godwin/Guardian Haroon Siddique Friday 14 March 2014 07.00 GMT View more sharing options This article ...

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Somali civic leadership programme

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture and partners would like to invite you to the launch of Somali Week Festival 2012 which will take place on Friday 19th at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG. Somali Week Festival 2012 will take place from Friday 19th to 28th October 2012 and will be launched by Hon Rushanara Ali, MP for ...

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police stopping and searching bme youth

Police officers in Birmingham and the West Midlands could soon be tracked by satellite navigation systems to monitor whether the use of ‘stop and search’ powers amounts to racial discrimination. Plans to use GPS to record officers’ every move are being proposed by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Yvonne Mosquito, who wants to develop a portal allowing anyone to check ...

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Bristol Somali Forum and University of Bristol’s workshop about Somali community issues especially the youth

Bristol Somali Forum in partnership with University of Bristol initiated a workshop about the Somali community problems.  The aim of the workshop was to bring City Leaders together with academics and practitioners along with key members of the community to share knowledge and experience, and explore potential areas for future research in relation to the problems facing Somali youth in ...

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Conference about youth challenges, Prevent team and the community practitioners

22nd of August 2015 Bristol Somali Forum with collaboration of Bristol Somali voice have implemented preventing and youth conference. Somali young people from ethnic minorities have been facing hardship and immense challenges,which hinder their energy,skill and contribution to their lives and communities. BSF with inauguration of individual efforts like Kaysar and others have implemented this conference which aim to address ...

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