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    If properly supported, local partnerships could help tackle radicalisation in UK communities

If properly supported, local partnerships could help tackle radicalisation in UK communities

Local partnership working helps not only detect, but also tackle radicalisation in a joined up way. But are these partnerships properly resourced and co-ordinated? Sue Roberts explains why, despite being vital, local multi-agency partnerships are being hindered by their unclear role and austerity cuts.

After the Manchester, London Bridge, Borough Market and Finsbury Park terrorist attacks in 2017, politicians and […]

Local partnerships are effective in preventing the spread of gangs and gang violence. The government can’t afford not to invest in them.

Ramifications of this summer’s riots are still being felt. For some local authorities though, action was already being taken, even before the riots,  to address the gang culture that some have blamed for causing the disturbances. Here, Cllr Chris Robbins, Council Leader of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, discusses an approach being taken by the Borough that he believes […]

Restorative approaches can make a difference in the relationship between local government bodies and the communities they serve

Part of the push behind the localism agenda is the need to re-negotiate the relationship between local governance bodies and the communities they serve. One example of this is the use of restorative approaches that are most often linked to the justice sector. Here Carey Cake and Kirsten Cooper outline the work that a Norfolk partnership has been doing on […]