Improving Community Cohesion and Tackling Segregation

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Minister for Faith and Integration, DCLG
  • Ted Cantle, Founder, Institute of Community Cohesion
  • Elena Noel, Chair, Southwark Hate Crime Network
  • Further speakers TBC


Last year’s Casey Review highlighted failings in local community cohesion and integration throughout the UK. It is vital to integrate areas of isolation and disadvantage. Cohesive communities can increase life chances and build resilience against extremism and hate.

Attend this Westminster Briefing to hear from Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, Minister for Faith and Integration, DCLG on the Government's strategy for community cohesion. You will hear from our expert-led panel on how to develop your local integration strategy, and learn from case studies of successful local approaches.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • Understanding Government action to increase cohesion and integration in the UK
  • The key link between community cohesion and extremism
  • Building resilience in local communities to challenge segregation and exclusion
  • Partnership working between local authorities, the police, health services, the third sector and local communities
  • Assessing tensions in communities: increasing trust and understanding between groups
  • Update of the Hate Crime Action Plan 2016
  • Learning from good practice: strategies to increase community cohesion

About the Day:

In the morning session you will receive an up-to-date brief on the national landscape and ideas to develop your local strategy.

The afternoon session will focus on good practice in reducing segregation and building community cohesion. 

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

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Who Should Attend?

Attendees will be drawn from: community cohesion officers, integration teams, local authorities, police services, universities, schools,  government agencies, community safety partnerships, community groups and all others with a stakehold in cohesion and integration.

Wednesday 31st January 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Taking place in Central London (Zone 1, Venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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