Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism Policy 


Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism Policy

 

  1. WHAT IS RADICALISATION?

1.1. Radicalisation is the process of an individual or a group of people adopting extreme political, religious or social doctrine or ideas.

 

  1. WHAT IS EXTREMISM?

2.1. Extremism is holding extreme political or religious views which may deny rights to any group or individual. Extremism can refer to a range of views. For example, racism, homophobia, right-wing ideology and extreme religious views.

 

  1. ABOUT THIS POLICY 3.2 A risk assessment has identified the Godolphin Flying Start Programme as low risk yet it is important that this policy demonstrates a clear reporting procedure if any concerns are raised.

3.3 This policy must also be communicated effectively to Management and trainees so that everyone feels comfortable raising concerns.

 

3.1 Godolphin Flying Start is committed to a zero-tolerance stance against radicalisation and extremism in all its forms.

 

  1. IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN

4.1. If you have a concern, consider whether you feel able to raise the concern informally with the person responsible. You should reaffirm the zero-tolerance stance that Godolphin Flying Start has against radicalization and extremism and that the behaviour of the person responsible is a concern to you. If, however, you do not feel comfortable with this approach you can speak to the programme Executive Director, who can provide confidential advice and assistance.

 

4.2. Most concerns can be resolved quickly and informally through discussion with the programme Executive Director. If this does not resolve the concern you should initiate the formal procedure set out below.

 

  1. STEP 1: WRITTEN CONCERN

5.1. You should put your concern in writing and submit it to the programme Executive Director or another programme director.

 

5.2. The written concern should set out the nature of the concern, including any relevant facts, dates, evidence and the name of individuals involved so that it can be investigated.

 

  1. STEP 2: MEETING

6.1. A concern meeting will be arranged, normally within one week of receiving your written concern. You should make every effort to attend.

 

6.2. The meeting may be adjourned if there is a need to carry out further investigations, after which the meeting will usually be reconvened.

 

6.3. You will be written to, usually within one week of the last concern meeting, to confirm the outcome of the investigation and to notify you of any further action that is required in order to resolve the concern.