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Will Baldét

Prevent Strategy Coordinator, Leicester

Will Baldet has worked for the UK's Prevent (CVE) Strategy since 2008 and is currently the Prevent Strategy Coordinator for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, developing and implementing the local delivery plan. Prior to this role, William worked for Northamptonshire Police as a civilian Prevent Officer engaging communities on counter terrorism strategies and overseeing projects to build community resilience to extremist narratives. It was for this work he received the Chief Superintendent’s commendation for services to the community. He was the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s UK representative at the inaugural launch of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 2015 Youth Summit in New York, and is a member of the RAN Europe network of CVE practitioners. William is a regular consultant for European counter-terrorism Ministries and Municipalities and frequently appears in the media to discuss the UK Prevent strategy.

About A Boy: The Complex Prism Of Extremism

Through the Channel programme we can offer a range of support, including mentoring, but often the responses involve broader programmes around critical thinking, anger management, conflict resolution, positive social narratives and resilience building through shared values.
10/11/2017 12:00 GMT

Why Women Should Be At The Forefront Of Preventing Radicalisation And Extremism

Parity between the sexes remains one of the most vital challenges of our society and one which has the power to resolve so many inequalities and social harms. Tackling extremism is yet one more area where this holds true, as it becomes increasingly clear that the push for - and protection of - gender equality is arguably the most significant counter-narrative to extremist ideology.
28/09/2017 16:24 BST

Prevent: A Personal Reflection

It would be ridiculous for those of us who work in Prevent to be complacent, this area of safeguarding is too sensitive and too important. We need open dialogue and debate, but constructive critics are drowned out by the cacophony of detractors who demand to be heard but offer nothing but noise.
10/08/2017 16:23 BST

The Hate Equation

The problem of radicalisation is a human one, but the issue of ideology is inextricably linked. Like an airborne virus waiting to strike when our immune system is weak, extremism permeates through society attaching itself to the vulnerable and cruelly imitating what they crave; identity, belonging and purpose.
25/06/2017 19:19 BST