Decision details

Learning Event Conference and Wider Awareness Week Core Offer Costs Associated with the GM Channel and Prevent Peer Review

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The reasons for the decision are:

The GM Contest Board is holding a GM Safeguarding against extremism awareness week from the 19th to the 23rd September 2022, with a conference being held on the final day of the week. Aimed at Senior Leads with a Prevent portfolio such as the Channel Chair, Children’s Services Lead, Adults Services Lead, Headteachers, Youth Justice, Neighbourhood Services leads etc.

The costs for the overarching conference are expected to be in the region of £10k which includes refreshments, venue hire and IT. Each local authority area has been requested to make a contribution and early indications are that the response is inconsistent, which risks the viability of the conference taking place. Any funding that Local authorities contribute will reduce the call from the £10k envelope.

The awareness week provides a high profile opportunity to share the learning from two GM Peer Review processes that taken place throughout 2021/22 in each district focussing on Prevent and Channel delivery structures and processes. As part of the peer review processes, a commitment was made to hold a GM level learning event proposes to share good practice and themes for development and will be an opportunity to highlight a range of upcoming issues that each GM district needs to consider as part of their local Prevent and Channel arrangements.


An envelope of £10k be made available to fund engagement activity associated with the GM Safeguarding Against Extremism Awareness Week. This includes costs associated with hosting a learning event as part of the wider Awareness week core offer.

Publication date: 05/09/2022

Date of decision: 05/08/2022