Toolkit

To help you raise awareness among your community about terrorism and how to spot the signs and stay safe in the event of a terrorist attack, we’ve compiled a range of free campaign materials that you can use to inform and educate people in your neighbourhood.

Resources include: 

  • Leaflets that you can print off and put through people’s letterboxes, or forward to them via email

  • Online materials such as campaign websites, videos, GIFs and graphics that you can forward to people by email or share on social media sites such as your Neighbourhood Watch Facebook group or Twitter feed

  • A Powerpoint presentation that you can use to run a public meeting about the issue

  • A template campaign action plan.  You don’t need to follow this to the letter but it gives some ideas about how to use the toolkit materials in a multi-week awareness and prevention campaign

  • A template cover letter that you can use to raise awareness of terrorism and this information pack/toolkit with your Neighbourhood Watch members, by email or as a Facebook post.

Printable resources

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) is Counter Terrorism Policing’s overarching platform which brings together all of the different ways that the public can help the police to defeat terrorism and keep themselves safe.

Reporting suspicious behaviour and activity:

  • The ACT campaign has produced a leaflet to help people identify and respond to suspicious behaviour or items, and respond to a firearms or weapons attack while abroad.
  • There’s also a version of this specifically for young people.

Staying safe:

  • The campaign has also produced a printable leaflet promoting the Run, Hide, Tell message about staying safe in a terrorist attack.

Online resources

  • Lets talk about it is a an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
  • Click here to see a video explaining Prevent and its work in safeguarding the vulnerable against the risk of radicalisation.

Reporting suspicious behaviour and activity:

  • The Communities Defeat Terrorism ACT campaign has produced a film which highlights the key role that the public can play in helping to tackle the terrorist threat and provides guidance on the types of signs to look out for and how to report your suspicions.

Staying safe:

  • The police service has released a short public information film called ‘Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack’ which sets out the key options for keeping safe should the worst happen.
  • Counter Terrorism Policing also has a wide range of films on their Youtube channel that provides advice to the public.

Staying safe for young people:

  • The Action Counters Terrorism campaign has also teamed up with various celebrities and sportspeople to produce a film promoting the Run, Hide, Tell message about what to do in a terror situation.
  • The NSPCC has some advice for parents on talking to their children about terrorism; this web page includes a film.
  • Counter Terrorism Policing, through the ACT for Youth campaign, have worked with the PSHE Association and Girlguiding to produce a number of resources for teachers, youth workers and others who work with young people, to teach young people how to react if caught up in in a gun or knife terror attack.