Extremism & Radicalisation Workshop

A 2020 Dreams Extremism & Radicalisation Workshop can help you to comply with the Prevent legislation and, most importantly, to protect vulnerable children and teenagers from the subversive and destructive influence of extreme political and terrorist groups.

Did you know that schools and registered childcare providers are covered in the government’s recently produced anti-radicalism ‘Prevent’ guides? All schools are now duty-bound to do everything possible to prevent children being radicalised by extremist groups, even those defined as non-violent. Indeed, from EYFS upwards, the government make it clear that education providers, “must take action to protect children from harm and should be alert to harmful behaviour by other adults in the child’s life.”*  What is less commonly known is that this safeguarding remit includes protecting children from radicalisation under Section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

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The government has made it clear that it is not enough to be reactive. Staff are expected to be given, “training that gives them the knowledge and confidence to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism, and to challenge extremist ideas which can be used to legitimise terrorism and are shared by terrorist groups.

They should know where and how to refer children and young people for further help.” By attending a 2020 Dreams Radicalisation Workshop alongside their students, staff can evidence their compliance to Ofsted.

Extremism & Radicalisation Role Play Scenarios

The grooming of children for extreme political purposes can begin very early and may not be recognised when it is happening. The process will often include building up negative stereotypes in children’s minds about certain groups and exposing them to belief systems that legitimise violence. These tactics can be simulated in the safety of the classroom using role play exercises which also help to engage children with the material.

Role play scenarios are carefully chosen to avoid making children or teenagers feel uncomfortable while being as realistic as possible for maximum effect.

The Gang Prevention/Awareness Was Very Good

I saw the talk in Gang Prevention/Awareness was very good. The speaker was excellent and the boys were fully engaged and I was amazed at the quality of their responses and their emotional intelligence. Overall it was a really successful day from my perspective and across the board the quality of the sessions I saw was good.

R, Thomson, Head of Lower School, Warwick School

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-11-22T19:02:12+00:00

R, Thomson, Head of Lower School, Warwick School

I saw the talk in Gang Prevention/Awareness was very good. The speaker was excellent and the boys were fully engaged and I was amazed at the quality of their responses and their emotional intelligence. Overall it was a really successful day from my perspective and across the board the quality of the sessions I saw was good.

The Gang Workshop Was Highly Informative and Engaging

The Gang prevention sessions delivered by 2020 Dreams were really well received. I had lots of really positive feedback from both pupils and supervising staff who felt the sessions had been both highly informative and engaging. The workshop leader was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and was able to relate well to pupils and respond to their questions.

D, Godwin, Assistant Headteacher, The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-11-23T20:18:36+00:00

D, Godwin, Assistant Headteacher, The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington, London

The Gang prevention sessions delivered by 2020 Dreams were really well received. I had lots of really positive feedback from both pupils and supervising staff who felt the sessions had been both highly informative and engaging. The workshop leader was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and was able to relate well to pupils and respond to their questions.

The Gang Prevention Workshop Was Excellent

Thanks for providing us with such a high quality workshop facilitator at short notice. The Gang Prevention workshop was excellent and well received by all of our students. His stories had our students hanging on his every word.  I am sure our students will remember his workshop for a long time in the future and hopefully it will make them think, if they ever find themselves in some of the situations he described in his talk.

N, Bailey. Assistant Head, Selston High School, Nottingham

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-11-23T20:34:03+00:00

N, Bailey. Assistant Head, Selston High School, Nottingham

Thanks for providing us with such a high quality workshop facilitator at short notice. The Gang Prevention workshop was excellent and well received by all of our students. His stories had our students hanging on his every word.  I am sure our students will remember his workshop for a long time in the future and hopefully it will make them think, if they ever find themselves in some of the situations he described in his talk.

The Facilitator Was Extremely Professional and Informed

Dear 2020 Dreams, We wanted a general awareness for our pupils on the issues of crime, knifes and gangs and how to avoid it influences through drama based workshops. The facilitator was extremely professional, helpful and informed on the motivating influences for crime within the young people.

Dr T Johnson, Head of Pupil Referral. London Academy, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T09:55:41+00:00

Dr T Johnson, Head of Pupil Referral. London Academy, London

Dear 2020 Dreams, We wanted a general awareness for our pupils on the issues of crime, knifes and gangs and how to avoid it influences through drama based workshops. The facilitator was extremely professional, helpful and informed on the motivating influences for crime within the young people.

The Gang Prevention & SRE Was Beyond Amazing!

First & foremost I would like to say a big thank you for sorting us out. The workshop was beyond amazing yesterday, all the young people were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the session. They all felt like they have got something out of it which is the aim and the message we are trying to get across.

M, Dabo. Tranmere Rovers Football Club Foundation

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T07:52:39+00:00

M, Dabo. Tranmere Rovers Football Club Foundation

First & foremost I would like to say a big thank you for sorting us out. The workshop was beyond amazing yesterday, all the young people were engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the session. They all felt like they have got something out of it which is the aim and the message we are trying to get across.

Gang Workshop Was Appropriately Shocking and Informative

The Gang culture workshop was appropriately shocking and informative and therefore hugely beneficial for the students. The charisma, emotion and personal touch of the facilitator running the workshops contributed immeasurably to the impact the workshops had. Above all, his humour and charisma left the students with a huge amount of personal growth.

A, Russell. Whitefriars School, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-20T19:16:35+00:00

A, Russell. Whitefriars School, London

The Gang culture workshop was appropriately shocking and informative and therefore hugely beneficial for the students. The charisma, emotion and personal touch of the facilitator running the workshops contributed immeasurably to the impact the workshops had. Above all, his humour and charisma left the students with a huge amount of personal growth.

Knife Crime Sessions Was Absolutely Brilliant!

The  4 x 1 hour Knife Crime sessions were absolutely brilliant. Our students (and staff!) were thoroughly engaged and all thought that this was something we needed to discuss, especially with the holidays on the horizon. The speaker that you sent us couldn’t have done a better job on the day.

K, Roberts. Alec Reed Academy, Harrow, London.

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-21T18:11:36+00:00

K, Roberts. Alec Reed Academy, Harrow, London.

The  4 x 1 hour Knife Crime sessions were absolutely brilliant. Our students (and staff!) were thoroughly engaged and all thought that this was something we needed to discuss, especially with the holidays on the horizon. The speaker that you sent us couldn’t have done a better job on the day.

Powerful Gang Workshop That Engaged Our Young People

2020 Dreams delivered a really powerful workshop that engaged our young people and enabled them to understand to trappings of gang culture. The delivery was a moving and emotional personal story was really hard-hitting and he had a very dramatic and charismatic delivery.

K. Thomas, London South East Colleges, Bexley Campus

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-10T20:39:28+00:00

K. Thomas, London South East Colleges, Bexley Campus

2020 Dreams delivered a really powerful workshop that engaged our young people and enabled them to understand to trappings of gang culture. The delivery was a moving and emotional personal story was really hard-hitting and he had a very dramatic and charismatic delivery.

Thank you all for the Gun & Knife Crime, Gang Prevention

Thank you all for the Gun & Knife Crime, Gang Prevention and Drugs Awareness workshops that you delivered. The pupils were really engaged and enjoyed the sessions. It would be great to work with you all again, and will speak to the team about some plans going forward.

J. Barima, Leader of P.S.H.E & Careers, Harris Academy Tottenham

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T09:49:10+00:00

J. Barima, Leader of P.S.H.E & Careers, Harris Academy Tottenham

Thank you all for the Gun & Knife Crime, Gang Prevention and Drugs Awareness workshops that you delivered. The pupils were really engaged and enjoyed the sessions. It would be great to work with you all again, and will speak to the team about some plans going forward.

The Drugs Awareness Workshops Were Brilliant!

The Drugs Awareness workshops were brilliant, and so well received by the pupils and staff so thank you! We look forward in working with 2020 Dreams again in the future.

M. Joiner. Head of WIT, Cokethorpe School, Oxon

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-18T14:42:48+00:00

M. Joiner. Head of WIT, Cokethorpe School, Oxon

The Drugs Awareness workshops were brilliant, and so well received by the pupils and staff so thank you! We look forward in working with 2020 Dreams again in the future.

Thank You for the Gang Prevention Workshop

Thank you for the Gang Prevention Workshop. The workshop was really good! The facilitator was excellent and very engaging. He managed to cover most of the subjects I required and the girls really enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure my girls learned something new and will use the information in a positive way.

T. Edmund. Epic CIC, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T10:00:02+00:00

T. Edmund. Epic CIC, London

Thank you for the Gang Prevention Workshop. The workshop was really good! The facilitator was excellent and very engaging. He managed to cover most of the subjects I required and the girls really enjoyed it. I’m pretty sure my girls learned something new and will use the information in a positive way.

Absolutely fantastic! Knife & Gang Prevention Training

I just wanted to thank you for the Knife and Gang Crime training. It was absolutely fantastic! So much so my team didn’t want him to leave! Thank you for allowing us this opportunity! We shall be contacting you in the future for further training!

S. Gardner, Action for Children, Northampton

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-17T07:39:32+00:00

S. Gardner, Action for Children, Northampton

I just wanted to thank you for the Knife and Gang Crime training. It was absolutely fantastic! So much so my team didn’t want him to leave! Thank you for allowing us this opportunity! We shall be contacting you in the future for further training!

Thanks for the Gang and Knife Crime Workshops

Please can you express my thanks for the Gang Prevention and Knife crime sessions put on at South Devon College, the learners all took away something from it and gave them some food for thought. Thank you so much, Steve was a great presenter and they all thought he was great.

N. Boone, Head of Tutorial, South Devon College

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-06-26T09:44:08+00:00

N. Boone, Head of Tutorial, South Devon College

Please can you express my thanks for the Gang Prevention and Knife crime sessions put on at South Devon College, the learners all took away something from it and gave them some food for thought. Thank you so much, Steve was a great presenter and they all thought he was great.

The Gang Prevention Speaker Was Engaging and Confident

Thank you for delivering the Knife & Gang Prevention talks at our Youth Conference. All 3 groups seemed engaged. The workshop leader was very confident and a clear speaker. He came across as approachable and the young people seemed to respond well to him. He was very animated whilst delivering his workshop which I think kept the attention of the young people and they appeared to be listening. Thanks for contributing to the day.

L, Jaques. Bromley Council Youth Service Team

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-12-18T20:11:21+00:00

L, Jaques. Bromley Council Youth Service Team

Thank you for delivering the Knife & Gang Prevention talks at our Youth Conference. All 3 groups seemed engaged. The workshop leader was very confident and a clear speaker. He came across as approachable and the young people seemed to respond well to him. He was very animated whilst delivering his workshop which I think kept the attention of the young people and they appeared to be listening. Thanks for contributing to the day.

The Sessions Went Well!

Thank you for providing the Confidence Building, Drugs Awareness and Gender Equality Workshops. All the workshops went well.

The children enjoyed their sessions and we look forward in working with you again.

L, Sherman. Head of PSHE, Aldenham School, Borehamwood, London.

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-08-20T15:21:58+00:00

L, Sherman. Head of PSHE, Aldenham School, Borehamwood, London.

Thank you for providing the Confidence Building, Drugs Awareness and Gender Equality Workshops. All the workshops went well. The children enjoyed their sessions and we look forward in working with you again.

The Gang Workshop Was Brilliant!!

Thank you for the workshops.

The kids found the message Gang Prevemtion and Drugs Awareness workshops powerful. We would welcome more sessions like this in the future. 

S, Downley. Saint John Wall Catholic School, Birmingham

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
5.0
2019-09-26T21:05:22+00:00

S, Downley. Saint John Wall Catholic School, Birmingham

Thank you for the workshops. The kids found the message Gang Prevemtion and Drugs Awareness workshops powerful. We would welcome more sessions like this in the future. 
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Learning how to challenge opinions and beliefs is a powerful safety net in the fight against radicalisation and role plays are just one of the powerful strategies employed by 2020 Dreams in our workshops.

The Power of Debate in Defeating Radicalisation

The government’s detailed Prevent legislation specifically encourages school debates on the topic of terrorism, saying that the Duty is, “not intended to limit discussion.” 2020 Dreams Radicalisation Workshops put children themselves at the heart of that debate, helping them to express their own understanding of terrorism and radicalisation and to challenge each others’ stereotypes and beliefs in a safe environment.

In addition to the above, 2020 Dreams will highlight some of the ways in which children can be exposed to extremist material, for example via the Internet. This can help to inform education providers’ policies regarding IT provision.

Why Book our Radicalisation Workshop?

Protecting children from picking up and absorbing extreme beliefs requires a balanced approach of openness and guidance which can be uncomfortable or difficult for some teachers, particularly if they hold strong views themselves or do not wish to tackle sensitive political issues. 2020 Dreams Radicalisation Workshops are independent of a political or religious agenda and are run by specialist facilitators who will set up a conducive environment appropriate to the age, educational level and socio-political context of the young people involved.

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2020 Dreams Radicalisation Workshops are not restricted to Primary and Secondary schools. They can also be customised to suit other agencies that work with young people including further and higher education institutions, pupil referral units, children’s holiday schemes and early years childcare provision.

All 2020 Effect facilitators are DBS-cleared and all workshops have been sensitively designed and thoroughly risk assessed.

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