STEER, Prevent and counter-extremism training is designed to educate, engage, and enable staff to recognise and effectively deal with the threat of radicalisation in the UK.

This unique structured training goes beyond simply raising awareness about the problem by equipping staff with the tools required to identify individuals at risk of radicalisation within communities providing a full spectrum approach via interactive workshops and forum theatre workshop.


Quilliam is uniquely positioned to deliver this training because of its well-established footing and networking groundwork within schools and families of former extremists.

An anti-extremism organisation, Quilliam is exceptionally well-versed in the progression and development of extremism and how to diffuse dangerous thought patterns with effective counter-narratives, neutralising the consequences of radicalisation at the grassroots level.

Program Content
  • Extremism and radicalisation of Islamist and Far right extremism in the context of the UK
  • The Prevent programme and its correct implementation
  • The duties and responsibilities within the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Approaches with which to incorporate the Prevent strategy within existing and revised policies
  • Systematic developments of programme implementation methods
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
  • Identify factors that make people vulnerable to radicalisation
  • Recognise individuals at particular risk to radicalisation
  • Assess potential indicators and dynamics and act accordingly
  • Manage potentially problematic situations quickly and efficiently
  • Apply knowledge in an appropriate and effective manner
Interactive Workshop (3 Hours)
  • Public Sector Workers
  • Teachers
  • Social Workers
  • Police
  • Phychologists
  • Civil Servant

Adam Deen
Executive Director, Quilliam UK

Forum Theatre

An interactive Forum Theatre play for schools, which has been designed to develop cognitive and critical thinking skills in young people and to build resilience against extremism in their everyday lives. It takes into account the broader landscape of issues that young people face from online grooming, cyber bullying, sexting, mental-illness and exam, family and peer pressure. It has had input from young people, to maximise engagement where more traditional lecture formats have been unsuccessful. Jamal is a teenager, torn by his love for music, his feelings for Aisha, his growing friendship with Mo and trying to do the right thing by his family. Do you know a Jamal?

Once the play has been viewed the audience become empowered participants and is able to suggest a different outcome and replay parts of the play by putting themselves in the position of one of the characters, for example: pointing out where the possible interventions might have been or a conversation that could have been handled differently or in hindsight what the indicators were. The strategy breaks through the barrier between performers and audience. It enables participants to try out courses of action, which could be applicable to their everyday lives. Therefore every performance has a different outcome according to the audience interaction as the young people drive the experience.

  • All students between 14-18 years of age
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