About Step Together
The first step is often the hardest. That’s why Step Together has been developed to provide a safe space where you can find information and support for someone you’re worried could be thinking about trying to effect political or social change using violence – also called ‘violent extremism’.
Step Together is funded by the NSW Government as an early intervention service.
Step Together teams are trained to provide support, information and referrals to services that can help.
Whether you’re feeling concerned, powerless or uncertain about how you can help, Step Together is here to help you find the support you need.
What is violent extremism?
Violent extremism refers to a person or group who justify or use fear, terror and violence to achieve ideological, political or social change.
Before it becomes a law enforcement issue, it is usually a social problem. With the right information and support services, those close to them can help vulnerable people move away from dangerous behaviours to keep them and the community safe. That’s what Step Together aims to do.
What does Step Together do?
Our trained support staff are available to answer your questions and help you with your concerns. The helpline provides a support service so you can assist those you’re worried about.
The helpline is available from 7am to 9pm every day.
What happens to my information?
This service supports individuals who are concerned that someone they know could be on the path to violent behaviour or extremism. We hold all information in accordance with NSW legislation regarding privacy. Step Together is not about reporting individuals; it is about supporting individuals with information and advice. If the Step Together teams become aware of a serious and imminent risk to the safety of yourself and others, or that a crime may be committed, they will need to contact emergency services or the police to ensure your safety and that of others.