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1 1 Lambeth Prevent Programme Overview and Priorities for 2012 / 13 Steve Tippell, Prevent Programme Manager, Lambeth Community Safety Service, February 2012

2 2 Contents Introduction Governance The National Context The Local Context Analysis of Threats and Vulnerabilities Lambeth’s Prevent Model Lambeth’s Prevent objectives Priorities for Action in 2012 / 13

3 3 The Lambeth Prevent Programme sets out how the London Borough of Lambeth and its partners will deliver the national Prevent strategy within the borough. The programme aims to protect people who live and work in Lambeth from terrorist attacks and to safeguard those who may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism or supporting terrorism. The UK faces a continued threat of terrorism. This threat is likely to increase during 2012 because of the London Olympics. Prevent is part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy and aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent is a national strategy but elements of it are delivered at local level. Lambeth has been indentified by the Government as one of 25 priority local areas for Prevent action. The Lambeth Prevent Programme is aligned to the national Prevent strategy and the national Olympic Prevent programme. It has been designed to meet local need through a proportionate approach that is based on best prevention practice and sustainable within limited resources. The key elements of the programme are to ensure that people who are at risk of becoming involved in supporting terrorism are identified quickly and offered help and guidance; to help staff in key services to recognise when someone may be at risk and to respond appropriately; to deter and disrupt extremist groups that seek to operate in the borough; and to raise community awareness of Prevent issues and their trust and confidence in the local approach. Lambeth has a long history of working to prevent terrorism and has first hand experience in dealing with the consequences of terrorist- related incidents. As a result, the Safer Lambeth Executive has agreed that Prevent should be one of the borough’s priorities for action in 2012/13. Our ambition is for Lambeth’s approach to be an exemplar for effective local delivery of Prevent. Introduction

4 4 Programme governance Prevent is a priority workstream for the Safer Lambeth Executive, the statutory crime and disorder reduction partnership for the London Borough of Lambeth (LBL). The Executive is chaired by the LBL Chief Executive and the Police Borough Commander. The Safer Lambeth Executive is supported by the Partnership Delivery Group (PDG). The PDG is the performance board for the Lambeth Prevent Programme. The PDG has replaced the previous Lambeth Prevent Board arrangement. The PDG is chaired by the LBL Executive Director for Adults and Communities. The LBL Assistant Director Community Safety leads for Prevent on the PDG, supported by the Head of Serious Crime Reduction Programmes and the Prevent Programme Manager. This governance structure ensures that Prevent is a core task for key partners in Lambeth and is linked directly to related services Safer Lambeth Executive Lambeth Cabinet Partnership Delivery Group LBH Community Safety Service Prevent

5 5 The Lambeth Prevent programme operates within the context of the national counter-terrorism strategy, which is called CONTEST. CONTEST is organised around four principal workstreams: Pursue: to stop terrorist attacks; Protect: to strengthen our protection against terrorist attack; Prepare: where an attack cannot be stopped, to mitigate its impact; and Prevent: to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Prevent was launched in 2007 and a new, revised, strategy was published in June The new strategy has three objectives, to: Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it; Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support; and Work with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, the internet and health) where there are risks of radicalisation which we need to address Prevent is a national and international strategy but reaching at risk individuals and communities at an early stage means that some work needs to be delivered at local level, particularly in priority areas. Lambeth has been identified as a priority area for local Prevent action. The National Context

6 6 The Lambeth Prevent programme operates within an area which is amongst the most diverse in the country. Lambeth has the largest geographic area of any inner London borough, reaching from the south bank of the Thames to the Surrey hills. It’s one of the most densely populated places in the country, with more than 100 people living in each hectare. Officially, there are 283,300 people living in Lambeth. There is a high level of population churn. Approximately 12% of the population leave each year and are replaced by around 10% new arrivals. Medium-high income households make up 26% of Lambeth’s households. Low-medium income makes up 41% of all households. 32% of households are low income, mostly social tenants in deprived areas, many from ethnic minority groups. Over a third of Lambeth residents (36%) are from ethnic minority groups, in line with inner London (also 36%). Lambeth’s largest non- white ethnic group is Black African (11.5%), followed by Black Caribbean (9.8%). Only 7.8% of Lambeth residents are from Asian backgrounds (including Chinese), much less than the inner London average (14.5%). Lambeth’s child population is more diverse, with 58% from ethnic minority communities compared with 37% of the general population. Higher numbers of ethnic minority children attend Lambeth’s schools (80% of the pupil population is from ethnic minority backgrounds). One in three primary and secondary pupils in the borough (29.8%) are not fluent in English. Three in five local residents (60%) classify themselves as Christian, one in twenty as Muslim (5%) and 8% report belonging to another faith or religion. The Muslim community is small, compared to some other London boroughs, but it is diverse in terms of age; ethnicity and language spoken. It is also a young population - 65% of the Muslim community is under the age of 29 years. There are significant differences in the employment rates of different ethnic groups in the borough. Black residents (57.5%) and residents of mixed ethnicity (56%) of working-age are much less likely to be employed than white (80.8%) or Indian residents (75.1%). The varied character and demographics of the area pose particular challenges in delivering Prevent. [Data from the State of the Borough 2011 published by London Borough of Lambeth] The Local Context

7 7 The UK faces a continued threat from terrorists. This threat is present in Lambeth, as in other parts of London. National and local intelligence indicates that the main current threat is from Al Qa’ida and related groups, although this may change over time. Within Lambeth there is a threat arising from groups and individuals who are radicalised or are seeking to radicalise others but this is lower than in some other parts of London. There are vulnerabilities within the local population with the potential to be exploited in support of terrorism. The risk from terrorism is likely to increase during 2012 as a result of the Olympic Games, an increase in visitor numbers and range of events taking place in the borough Lambeth has a long history of Prevent work but there is reduced capacity to engage with at risk groups and individuals, as a result of funding reductions, and there has also been a significant slowing in local Prevent activity since 2009 / 10, as a result of the national strategy review process. Resources for new Prevent work are limited. This analysis suggests that Lambeth’s approach to Prevent needs to focus on: Making maximum use of existing services that are already in contact with vulnerable people and groups Providing targeted and specialist support for individuals and groups at particular risk of being drawn into terrorism. Doing more to deter and disrupt groups that seek to recruit and influence others in support of terrorism. Increasing awareness of Prevent amongst local people and their capacity to address Prevent issues. The important additional challenges posed by the Olympics. Effective communications with key groups within the community and decision makers in services. Analysis of threats and vulnerabilities

8 8 Lambeth’s approach Our ambition is for the Lambeth Prevent Programme to become an exemplar for effective local action. Lambeth’s approach to Prevent:  Maps the objectives of the national Prevent strategy and the national Olympic Prevent programme  Is based on an established prevention model of specialist, targeted and community level interventions.  Prioritised on the basis of our analysis of local threats and vulnerabilities.  Locates the prevention of terrorism more centrally within existing service provision, rather than a separate activity.  Works together as an integrated programme, as well as a series of projects  Ensures that the programme is a proportionate response to safeguarding at risk individuals and protecting the safety of those who live and work in the borough. Specialist Interventions Targeted Interventions Community Interventions Fewer people, more intensity More people, less intensity The prevention model. Lambeth’s approach is based upon an established three-tier prevention model: Community level interventions centre on increasing awareness of the issues associated with terrorism and the local and national response. Targeted interventions aim to identify and support key risk groups within communities. Specialist interventions are aimed at a small number of at risk individuals. Specialist interventions typically require more intensive work but involve fewer people, while community interventions reach more people but at lower intensity. Prevention model

9 9 Lambeth’s Prevent objectives Specialist Interventions Targeted Interventions Community Interventions Challenging Ideology Supporting Individuals Sectors and Institutions National Prevent Strategy Objectives Prevention level Improved identification assessment & support of vulnerable individuals Extremist groups are deterred and disrupted Staff in key sectors and institutions are better trained and supported Improved identification of and support for at-risk groups Increased challenge to extremist groups Increased public awareness of Prevent issues and confidence in local response Increased awareness, trust and support for Prevent amongst key communities. Increased awareness of and support for Prevent amongst senior officers and elected members Clear referral pathways for at risk individuals. Lambeth objectives This diagram maps the Prevent strategy objectives across the prevention model to identify Lambeth’s objectives Key inter-relationships between objectives 2012/13 Priorities      

10 Summary of 2012 / 13 priorities Within Lambeth’s Prevent objectives, five linked priorities for action during 2012/13 have been identified: Deter and disrupt extremist groups that seek to operate in the borough, including development of a joint LBL / Police Standard Operating Procedure for managing events / incidents by extremist groups. Enhance the existing local Channel process, which provides support for individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism, including a review of referral sources, assessment procedures and intervention provision. Provide training and support for staff in key agencies and institutions on how to spot individuals who may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Communicate with Lambeth residents, key communities, senior agency staff and elected members to raise awareness of Prevent and to increase confidence in the Lambeth programme. Identify and mitigate additional Prevent risks within the borough associated with the Olympic Games, including improving local Prevent consequence planning. Further details of the projects falling out of these priorities are set out on the following pages.

11 Deter and disrupt extremist groups Project description:Development and implementation of a joint Lambeth Council / Police Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for managing events / incidents by extremist groups. Objective:To deter and disrupt extremist groups that seek to operate in the borough by using the full range of available police and local authority powers. Milestones:- Develop draft SOP for Safer Lambeth Partnership Delivery Group approval (January 2012)  - Agree operating procedure with police and local authority colleagues (February 2012) - Implement SOP (Mar 2012) - Develop and implement training package for staff (September 2012) - Review SOP following future incident (As required or by April 2013) Resources:£3500 (estimate of LBL and police staff time costs in developing SOP based on 70 hours at £50); £7100 (costs of developing and delivering training package)

12 Enhance Channel Project descriptionEnhancements to the existing local Channel process, including a review of referral sources, assessment procedures and intervention provision. Objective:Ensure maximum appropriate use of Channel to intervene with and support individuals at risk of becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. Milestones- Review past referrals to Lambeth Channel to identify possible themes, trends and gaps. (February 2012) - Review Channel assessment procedures and panel operation, including introduction of new OSCT Case Management Information System (due April 2012). - Review provision of available local interventions, including the development of new intervention opportunities by existing mainstream services (September 2012) ResourcesExisting MPS Channel resources and in-house Lambeth Council resources (to be determined following the review)

13 Train and support staff Project description:Provision of training and support for staff in key agencies and institutions on how to spot individuals who may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism. Objective:Increase staff awareness, understanding and confidence in addressing Prevent issues. Provide clear referral pathways for at risk individuals and increase appropriate referrals to Channel and other sources of intervention. Milestones:- Set up programme of Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) multi- agency training sessions for up to 400 frontline staff. (Mar 2012). - Run first phase sessions for Youth Offending Service, Probation Officers, Safer Neighbourhood Team members; etc (May 2012 to June 2012) - Provisional second phase sessions (September to December 2012) - Provisional third phase of training, if required (January to March 2013) Resources:Existing LBL and Police SO15 Prevent staff time. Cost of staff release for training to be covered by employing agency.

14 Communications Project description:Four phase Prevent communications campaign aimed at Lambeth residents, key communities, senior agency staff and elected members. Objectives:Raise awareness of Prevent and increase confidence in the Lambeth Prevent Programme. Position Programme as a sensible and proportionate response to low volume / high impact crime. Ensure senior level buy in for programme. Improve consequence planning in the run up to the Olympic Games Milestones:See timetable on the following page Resources:Existing LBL Prevent and Communication Team resources and existing communications channels

15 Month / AudiencesJFMAMJJASONDJFM Local leaders / Senior Service Managers Prevent sign off by Safer Lambeth PDG and Executive meetings  Meetings with Directorate Leadership Teams   Leadership and Directors newsletter Strategic Assessm ent -sign off by Safer Lambeth Executive Leadership and Directors newsletter Staff in Frontline Services Lambeth intranet page online  Lambeth EnewsWRAP training program me starts Lambeth Enews Local ResidentsLambeth Internet page online Lambeth Talk article Lambeth Weekender article Lambeth Talk article Up Your Street newsletters Vulnerable people and key communities Messaging development Messaging starts Contingency communications Prevent message s agreed Olympic Games18 Flame arrives 26 Torch Relay in Lambeth 27 Games start 12 Games end 29 Paralym pic Games start 9 Paralympic Games end Local and other events 3 / 4 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 4 Beacon lighting – Norwood Park 21 Inspired Festival 26 Pride House starts 5 Brixton Splash 12 Pride House ends 26 / 27 Notting Hill Carnival 8 / 9 Thames Festival Prevent communications plan - timetable and milestones Communications continue during this period

16 Olympics Project description:Identification and mitigation of additional Prevent risks within the borough associated with the Olympic Games. Objectives:Identification of risks related to Olympic and other events within the borough; use of local events to support inclusion of key communities; improving local Prevent consequence planning and input to emergency plans. Milestones:- Review local events planned for Summer 2012 for potential risks and opportunities to engage key communities (January 2012) - Highlight potential risks to OSCT and local partners (as required) - Agree Prevent messages for local contingency planning. (April 2012) - Possible table top CT exercise (May 2012) - Ensure local event planning and communications maximises opportunities to engage with key communities. (Summer 2012) Resources:Existing LBL Prevent and Sports and Culture resources


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