Radicalisation Awareness Network
The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) brings together practitioners from around Europe working on the prevention of radicalisation. RAN is a network of frontline or grassroots practitioners from around Europe who work daily with people who have already been radicalised, or who are vulnerable to radicalisation. Practitioners include police and prison authorities, but also those who are not traditionally involved in counter-terrorism activities, such as teachers, youth workers, civil society representatives, representatives from local authorities and healthcare professionals.
Account CIC regularly attend RAN meeting, and we are supportive of the work RAN is setting out to achieve. In December 2015, Account CIC presented its mental health intervention work with former Eelam Tamil militants at a RAN event in Vienna. RAN is a European wide network that brings together expertise of people to inform EU policy and influence positive practice across Europe and beyond.
Account CIC is a member of the Bradley Report Group, which was established to examine the implementation of the recommendations of Lord Bradley’s 2009 report. The Bradley Report presents a comprehensive plan to reduce reoffending and improve public health by ending the revolving door to custody for mentally ill and learning disabled offenders. In 2014, the Centre for Mental Health produced a report looking at the progress of the recommendations five years one whilst paying specific attention to young people and BAME communities. Account CIC continues to contribute to the report group.