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Government announces UK special envoy for countering violent extremism

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed John Woodcock MP as the UK’s special envoy for countering violent extremism. The new role will focus on improving the UK’s response to violent extremism with a particular focus on tackling far right violent extremism, taking lessons...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme “boosts community resilience”

Independent evaluation has found that people have an increased willingness to challenge extremist views after taking part in the Government’s ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ (BSBT) programme. The BSBT Progress Report, produced by Ipsos Mori, was commissioned to...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Neil Basu: head of Counter-Terrorism Policing
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Counter-Terrorism Policing’s leader calls for public’s help to tackle far right extremism

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s leader Neil Basu has called upon the public to help tackle right wing extremism by seeking help for those vulnerable to radicalisation. The appeal comes after Assistant Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Basu warned about the significant...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Government’s Places of Worship Protective Security Fund now worth £1.6 million

The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme, which is now in its fourth year, is worth £1.6 million after the Home Secretary Sajid Javid doubled the amount available from last year in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. In a further change to previous...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Threat posed by terrorism in European Union “became more complex” during 2018

In 2018, terrorism continued to represent a major security threat in European Union (EU) Member States. Horrific attacks killed 13 people and injured many more. A stark increase in the number of arrests linked to right-wing extremism, although still relatively low, indicates that...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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The Dawn of Intelligent and Predictive Security

When did your business last undertake a security risk assessment? How do you evaluate threats or vulnerabilities? Are there any gaps in your security measures? Do you have full confidence in the security technologies that your business employs? Omar Abu-Rish explains why, as...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Places of worship set to receive security funding boost from central Government

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has boosted funding for next year’s places of worship protective security to £1.6 million to reassure communities and safeguard mosques and other places of worship. This is double the amount awarded last year. In addition, a new £5 million fund will be...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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PPSS Group supplies slash-resistant clothing to protect security professionals from knife attacks

The PPSS Group’s key objective is to protect security officers as well as police and prison officers by helping to to reduce the number of knife and workplace violence-related injuries. The company has recently seen record sales for its SlashPRO slash-resistant clothing brand...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
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Hate Crime Action Plan “refreshed” to protect victims and promote shared values

The Home Office and the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government has published an update to the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan. The new measures include a wide-ranging Law Commission review into hate crime to explore how to make current legislation more...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018