Today, Thursday, 24 April, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing Helen Ball, launched a national campaign aimed at starting the conversation about protecting our young people from the dangers of travelling to Syria.
The event, held at New Scotland Yard, was attended by women from community groups, Prevent workers and representatives from the Charity Commission. It was aimed at encouraging women to reach out to other women who are concerned about young people who may be planning to travel to Syria. DAC Ball urged community representatives to continue the conversation within their communities so that we can all play a part in protecting our young people from these risks.
Similar events are being held across the whole of the UK today in an effort to reach out to as many women from the affected communities as possible. To support the campaign, a leaflet has been designed which outlines the risks of travelling to Syria and will be issued at ports across the country.