Prevent Coordinator - Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Will Baldet has worked within the Prevent Strategy since 2008 and is currently the Prevent Coordinator for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.
Since working in Leicester he has implemented a series of local projects that empower civil society organisations to challenge extremism. These include working with Alimahs (female Muslim scholars), developing lesson plans for schools, creating a young person's social media viral campaign and worked with families to raise awareness of the risk associated with Syria.
Prior to this role, William worked for the Police as a Community Prevent Officer engaging communities on counter terrorism strategies and overseeing projects to build community resilience to extremist propaganda. It was in this role he received the Chief Superintendents commendation for services to the community.
He is a member of the RAN Europe (Radicalisation Awareness Network) and regularly consults for EU Counter Terrorism Ministries. He is also a member of the international Against Violent Extremism (AVE) Network.