Standing together against terrorism in our communities

At Training Now we take the safety and welfare of our apprentices seriously.

Read how we support the Government’s Prevent strategy on our Safeguarding page. We also set out our commitment to providing an environment that values our apprentices, learners, visitors and staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring that you are safe and know who to turn to if you have a concern about your own welfare or that of a fellow apprentice. You can contact one of the safeguarding team or your teaching and learning coach at any time to report a concern or to ask for welfare support.

What are the signs that someone may be at risk of being radicalised?

The threat of far-right extremism and terrorism has risen considerably in the last few years there are also risks from other groups and ideologies and conspiracy theories. With everyone spending more time online because of Covid the risk of being radicalised through online media is also increasing.

It’s important to be able to spot the signs that someone maybe be at risk of being radicalised. These signs can include:

  • a change in behaviour
  • changing their circle of friends
  • isolating themselves from family and friends
  • talking as if from a scripted speech
  • unwillingness or inability to discuss their viewss
  • a sudden disrespectful attitude towards others
  • increased levels of anger.

If you have concerns that someone you know has been radicalised please contact Laura Lawson on: 07738892289

Counter Terrorism Policing Winter Vigilance Campaign

The coronavirus pandemic has changed all our day-to-day life routines. So the threat from terrorism might not necessarily be at the front of your mind. But sadly the threat of terrorism has not gone away.

The national Counter Terrorism Policing Winter Vigilance Campaign encourages the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

National and regional COVID restrictions mean our city centres and public locations will no doubt feel different over the festive season. However, there have been recent terror attacks in Europe. The UK’s terrorism threat level has been changed to SEVERE – meaning an attack is highly likely.

We all have a part to play

The Winter Vigilance Campaign was launched by Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi. She reminded us that just like in the fight against coronavirus, we all have a part to play in protecting ourselves and others against the threat of terrorism.

“With COVID-19 still casting a shadow over everyone’s lives, it is understandable that terrorism isn’t something most people are thinking much about right now,” she said.

“But recent attacks across Europe have shown us that the threat of terrorism has not gone away. In fact the UK’s terror threat level has just been raised to SEVERE – meaning an attack is highly likely.

“I must stress that there is no intelligence to link those attacks in Europe to the UK. But as we move out of the tightest lockdown restrictions into a busy shopping period in the run-up to Christmas, we want the public to be vigilant against more than just the virus.

“Similar to tackling Covid-19, defeating terrorism requires a collective community effort – where police, security staff, retail workers and the public come together to minimise the chance of attack.”

If you see or hear something suspicious while out and about, trust your instincts. Report any concerns to police, shop security or staff. You can also reports concerns in confidence at www.gov.uk/ACT. In an emergency always call 999.

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