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Becoming an Extremism and Radicalisation Awareness Trainer at Kidscape

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By Sam

Hi, I‘m Sam and I’ve been working on Kidscape’s new Extremism and Radicalisation (EARA) Awareness programme since March 2017.

For Kidscape I train staff, parents and students in schools across London, to help safeguard young people from the risks of radicalisation and extremism.

I began my career working at a grass roots level with disaffected young people from inner-city communities. I later moved into teaching and then educational management. The breadth of knowledge, skills and expertise acquired whilst working and training others in these roles, successfully enabled me to carve out a career as a trainer.

I applied to join the EARA programme team, largely due to the sense of responsibility I felt to make a difference to the lives of young people and wider community. The role has enabled me to develop my knowledge extensively with regards to the safeguarding agenda and I have undertaken courses on topics including Childhood in the Digital Age, Religion and Conflict, and Globalisation.

This opportunity has added great depth to my understanding and awareness around issues relating to extremism and radicalisation at a national and international level.

Kidscape is a renowned organisation which I’d been aware of for many years and it was an honour to have been offered a role here. Thank you for reading and I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

The EARA programme is currently free for secondary schools in 10 London boroughs. Click here to find out if your borough is eligible

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