As a youth or community leader, social worker, counsellor, or professional, what can you do?
Positive role models and strong relationships are some of the best protections for vulnerable people. If you’re worried about someone you know who may be vulnerable to violent extremism, the best thing you can do is support them.
Young people challenging ideas and values is normal. It’s how they learn. So when a young person could be vulnerable to violent extremism it can be hard to know what’s normal and what’s not.
Sometimes, you know you should probably ask for help, but you may worry about what that means for that person.
That’s why we created this service. Step Together is a free, professional service where you can find information and support options.
In your line of work, you’re usually the one who is being asked for help, not the one asking for it. We are here to offer you assistance and support on what is a very difficult area to navigate. We understand that balancing between addressing violent extremism and knowing what your obligations are to intervene, isn’t easy. That’s why our Step Together teams have been trained specifically to help you. Please call the Step Together helpline or refer to our FAQs.
What you can do to help
- Discuss your concerns and options with a trusted colleague.
- Identify sources of support for the person, for example through their school.
- Call the Step Together helpline, 7am to 9pm every day.
For general enquiries and feedback about the Step Together service, please email: [email protected]