Wakefield Charity Warns Radicalisation 'Cannot Be Ignored'

A charity, aiming to unite young people in Wakefield, has been given new funding to continue its work in the community.

Ispace has received £5,000 from the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to help educate young people aged 8-24 years old on radicalisation.

Kath Davies, the charity's director, says the topic needs addressing: "It is extremely damaging, it can cause divides, animosity, violence, breakdowns in relationships and communities.

"Our organisation aims to support communities and to contribute to keeping young people safe.

"[With the funding] we will be able to educate them on the prevent agenda, and make them aware of what radicalisation is. We will then train [young people] on how to promote equality and diversity, tolerance, inclusion and support amongst their peers. Therefore, it strengthens British values and community cohesion within their schools and the Wakefield district."


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