East Midlands Community Contact Unit: ‘Experiences of a Regional Intervention Unit in Addressing Violent Extremism’
The substantive difference between Community Cohesion work and the Prevent Agenda is the concept of challenge. A large part of the roll out of ‘Prevent’ has concentrated on ensuring that staff working across many organisations are aware of the issues surrounding vulnerability and know who to refer any concerns to. However, for those in charge of managing and effecting change of these cases through intervention work within this arena, the basic questions of who?, when? and how? have been a difficult and sensitive reality. By drawing on their experiences of process development and work with real life cases, the East Midlands Community Contact Unit share their expertise in managing and commissioning interventionists within this highly important area of work.