ACS and our partners are experts in the histories and contemporary manifestations of extremism in various forms.
Our specialist services in these areas are focused around:
We are very proud of our BRACE events. These day-long events introduce the audience to a range of perspectives around various types of extremism. With staged debates between extreme viewpoints alongside first-hand accounts of extremism from survivors of hate crimes, an audience is exposed to alternative narratives that are tailored to upskill and empower them to counter hate, division and extremism within their schools, organisations and communities. Additionally, the events invite the audience to express their commitment through provision of a tool kit and legacy engagements – such as an anti-hate crime pledge and/or vocational accreditation – in order to demonstrate long-term sustainability. Please see the video of our pilot project held in Manchester, 2019, here.
THE RADICAL RIGHT
We offer hourly, half-day, and daylong training sessions, on topics ranging from analysis of the radical right in Britain today, to sessions on anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, hate crimes and anti-Muslim prejudice, ideological radicalisation and online extremism, as well as triggers for violent extremism and terrorism. Our facilitators have worked with a range of government departments, courts and third-sector partners in developing a practice-focused, informationally robust and cutting-edge range of packages that can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. From upskilling for Prevent officers to safeguarding in Higher Education, we have you covered.
Our experts in this area have decades of experience collating, categorising and critiquing arguments advocating destructive jihad. We can produce reports and content in this area, as well as train professionals on various elements such as distinguishing between different types of islamist-inspired extremism. We are also able to arrange interventions for vulnerable individuals or those who may otherwise be susceptible to extremist propaganda.
ACS and our affiliate organisations are experts in the history and development of hate incidents and attacks online, including misogyny, ethnic and religion-based extremism, in the UK and internationally. We provide a range of services to support responses to the growing range of threats and risks online. These elements can be brought to bear to suit your particular needs with bespoke training and learning materials.
SAFEGUARDING AND TOLERANCE
We have a strong track record of successfully delivering training and consultancy in the broad area of community cohesion. Specialisms extend to safeguarding, counter extremism, and WRAP. Our sessions can be either half-day or full-day group seminars, while policy consultation and analysis of hate crimes is also available; we focus upon awareness-raising and tolerance, notably in respect of anti-minority discrimination, policies for inclusion, and our network of key government and third-sector stakeholders is extensive.