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Birmingham City Council: moving from 19 providers to one integrated service

Birmingham City Council has created an integrated substance misuse service after concern its previous approach was too fragmented.

Birmingham City Council: working with schools

Birmingham City Council and its partners have concentrated on mainstreaming Prevent across all relevant service areas and, in particular, in schools and has appointed a schools resilience adviser to help them address the Prevent agenda.

Bristol City Council: building on past work

Under the previous Prevent regime Bristol established a successful partnership with the Muslim community called Building the Bridge. It is now redeveloping that scheme so it has a wider focus including setting up advisory groups to engage women and young people and tackle far-right extremism.

Calderdale Council: getting taxi drivers on board

Calderdale Council has worked with taxi drivers to maximise the reach of its Prevent work.  It has been able to recruit dedicated staff, including a Prevent coordinator. The focus for the future will be working with women and schools. Taxi drivers have a unique reach into society. Ferrying passengers around, they get to see and hear things that the statutory agencies never could.

Community cohesion and hate crime case studies

Local government has a key role to play in preventing people from being drawn into terrorism. The new Prevent duty for local authorities contained within the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, sets out the need for all local authorities and other specified authorities to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

Coordinated approach towards FGM ensures consistent approach to tackling FGM

The 10 boroughs in the Greater Manchester area have coordinated their approach towards FGM to ensure that there is a consistent approach across Greater Manchester to tackling FGM.

Cornwall Prevent Partnership: helping parents protect children online

Cornwall has put a big emphasis on helping tackle dangerous internet use. It has used an EU project to help parents keep their IT-savvy children safe. Prevent training is also being rolled out to groups such as local Scouts to ensure its impact is felt far-and-wide.

Essex Strategic Hate Crime Prevention Partnership

The Strategic Hate Crime Prevention Partnership (SHCPP), in Essex, is an association including voluntary, statutory and council bodies that work to raise reporting of hate crime and deliver preventative measures.  Membership includes:

FGM - case studies - Bristol

Overview Bristol has created a "Bristol Model" for tackling FGM, focused on community engagement and empowerment, strong partnership working and developing the right services and resources to tackle the issue at a local level.

ForWard House – A New Model for Outstanding Refuge Provision

In 2016 following ten years of partnership working, ForWard House opened its doors at a time when refuges across the country were closing.