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The Foundation works nationally to support those affected by terrorism and conflict. With over 20 years of experience, we believe that addressing the causes of violence before, during and after conflict situations is the most effective way possible to promote peace. Our projects and programmes work within three main areas; prevention, resolution and response.

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Steps for Peace in Liverpool City region and Warrington

As part of the community match challenge #CommunitiesCan the Peace Foundation is to offer urgent support to primary schools in the Liverpool City Region and...

As part of the community match challenge #CommunitiesCan the Peace Foundation is to offer urgent support to primary schools in the Liverpool City Region and Warrington tier 3 lockdown areas. The pandemic has had a significant negative impact on the economy, health, and social care; exacerbated by the subsequent and continuing public health restrictions. The return to education in autumn has seen schools and colleges on the ‘front line’ and unearthed severe consequences experienced by children, their families and, of course, educators. The education regulator, Ofsted’s report into the impact of the pandemic finds that children who were hardest hit by school closures and restrictions have regressed in some basic skills and learning.  Some children, lost stamina in their reading and writing, some have lost physical fitness, others show signs of mental distress, including an increase in eating disorders and self-harm.  Concerns remain about children who were out of sight during school closures, with falling referrals to social care teams raising fears that domestic neglect, exploitation or abuse is going undetected; and there is evidence of increased exposure to conflict and violence. The Peace Foundation, supported by the Steve Morgan Foundation and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), is to launch a school based conflict resolution, and peace building education and subclinical social support to children in the tier III designated Liverpool City Region (Sefton, Wirral, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool) and Warrington. Programme Goals To identify primary schools that are based in the city region six districts and Warrington identified in October 2020 as tier 3 restricted areas.  The schools to be reporting the most challenging behaviours in upper primary children that may lead to exclusion or difficult transition to secondary education as a result if the disruption to education and society caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. To identify children within the most ‘challenged’ schools, that are demonstrating negative determinants of health and lacking social support – measured by, but not exclusively: economic stability, educational attainment, social and community context, neighbourhood and built environment, and mental health, health & wellbeing To work with schools were conflict is high and there is a need to promote peace, community cohesion and reduce any isolation or negative tendencies such as hostility divisive culture etc (‘us, and them’ – fear/hate of the other). Programme Targets Equip young people with conflict resolution skills and confidence, as well as access to persisting and reinforcing sources of social support from local schools, community centres, and their intervention peers whom they identify with and value Promote pro-social and emotional skills to support their transition into secondary school and adolescence Prevent further escalation of anti-social behaviours and support their social, emotional and leadership (agency) development Scope The programme is a direct response to the consequences of the pandemic on education and children; targeting the region that has had most impact in terms of Covid 19 and the subsequent restrictions (first place to be under tier III restrictions); but also considering the wider health and...

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Community Action for Peace

Community Action for Peace What is it? We work with commissioners, partner organisations and members of the public to identify and explore local issues around...

Community Action for Peace What is it? We work with commissioners, partner organisations and members of the public to identify and explore local issues around cohesion and integration. Using our key skills of dialogue and facilitation, we build on and complement existing strengths and resources, contributing to the development of strong and resilient local communities. We directly respond to and address ‘live’ issues which could create tensions, disputes and divisions – or which are already causing such problems. Examples of such issues could be community tensions and divisions highlighted by local incidents including crime; gang culture; the need to build confidence in the democratic process; expressions of extremism and segregation; problems in race relations and community dynamics. Who’s it for? Community Action for Peace can be commissioned by government departments, local councils, Mayoral teams, Police and Crime Commissioners, housing associations, religious organisations, charitable trusts and other funding bodies. It can be run at regional, city, borough or neighbourhood level. We work in liaison with local agencies who have an interest in the issues being addressed, and directly engage and involve professionals from different agencies and businesses, members of voluntary, community and faith sector organisations, community leaders, political representatives, residents and young people as appropriate. How does it work? Community Action for Peace is a bespoke combination of inputs to address identified local needs: Direct interventions intended to help manage and, if possible, resolve current issues Short research reports exploring key local issues, and evaluation reports on work carried out Training courses on conflict awareness and conflict resolution to build capacity and develop awareness, confidence and skills Developing a local network of professionals and residents who can continue to make a positive and proactive contribution for peace in the local area The work proceeds through a four-stage process developed by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation: ENGAGE; EXPLORE; EMPOWER and EVALUATE. Activities include: Relationship building Creative problem-solving Facilitation and mediation to address disputes and conflicts Training courses and sessions Dialogue events and community workshops Establishing agreements and ways forward Contact us to find out more If you’re interested and want to commission the Peace Foundation to work with you using our Community Action for Peace approach, please email us: info@peace-foundation.org.uk or phone: 01925 581231. www.peace-foundation.org.uk The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is a charity which was set up by the parents of the boys who were tragically killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993.  

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Covid-19: Working safely with the Peace Foundation

Covid-19: Working safely with the Peace Foundation The Peace Foundation wants you to feel safe, confident, and reassured when you visit the Peace Centre or...

Covid-19: Working safely with the Peace Foundation The Peace Foundation wants you to feel safe, confident, and reassured when you visit the Peace Centre or when our team works at your location. We are introducing several new measures to protect you and our team. Our commitments to you We adopt best practice in line with the latest guidelines from HM Government, the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, and our regulators and commissioners. We reserve the right to adopt additional practice steps that we deem to be necessary, proportionate, and safe. Visitors to the Peace Centre will experience a high level of bio-secure measures to balance safety without compromising the warm and friendly welcome people expect when they visit our building and grounds. Our refreshed approach to practice will adopt a ‘blended curriculum’ utilising remote learning and contact as appropriate based on need and risk. When we visit you or work at remote locations, we will adopt any local or organisation working practices as well as adopting the measures set out in this leaflet. The Peace Centre The Peace Centre, during the crisis lockdown is designated an NHS support facility and has adopted regulated protocols. This has given us a unique view of what is needed to operate our building to the highest standards and in implementing bio secure control (copies of our policy are available for review upon request). Our site is multi-purpose and areas will be designated as ‘red’ or ‘green’ zones. Red zones are not in general use. Green zones are open for access within operating protocols that ensure we can ensure safety. Building signage is adapted to establish safe access and egress to the site and to ensure a distanced flow around the building and grounds. All our site booking hosts receive a safety induction to ensure they fully understand the measures in place on the site to protect them and others; guidance signage will  be clearly displayed at entrances, in sensitive areas such as our bath rooms and in any shared spaces. Our housekeepers clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces more often than usual during this period and use appropriate cleaning products – we will ‘deep clean’ if necessary. The Peace Centre has measures in place to enable anyone on site to abide by social distancing guidance. Our catering is rated as five stars for food hygiene which reflects the excellent standards we maintain on our premises. We are taking additional precautions during this time. We offer clean welfare facilities and hand washing points and sanitisers across the site, most bathrooms use push button taps, are well stocked with soap and paper hand towels. We will supervise young children to ensure they wash their hands for 20 seconds, more often than usual, with soap and water or hand sanitiser and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues. This practice will be mandatory and encouraged by all. Our team may wear personal protective equipment (PPE) if appropriate. A blended curriculum – an approach to distanced, and locational...

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Taking the Temperature

Taking the Temperature...A partnership project with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation A lot has happened in local communities during ‘lockdown’. There are many...

Taking the Temperature...A partnership project with the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation A lot has happened in local communities during ‘lockdown’. There are many positive examples of people helping each other, and taking care to protect themselves and their neighbours. There have also been issues and problems, with different people responding to government guidance in different ways, or not following rules. There have been rumours and misinformation. Some people have felt isolated and anxious – and taking steps out of lockdown may exacerbate these feelings and issues. Let’s work together As part of our Community Action for Peace work, the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation can work with councils, housing associations, Police and Crime Commissioners and other organisations to make sure that communities are supported as we come out of lockdown. We are offering to run a short ‘task and finish’ project to take the temperature in local communities, and inform ongoing work by local agencies. How does it work? Taking soundings: Peace Foundation facilitators talk to a range of people working and living in the local community to identify the issues. Research and linkages: we will carry out some desk-based research, collating relevant data and connecting issues in your area to wider trends and policy discussions. Workshop: our half day workshop (run virtually or in a biosecure and safe format) is a chance for agencies to consider our findings and collaborate on identifying key steps to take over the coming weeks and months. Report: we will provide a written report, bringing together our research findings and the workshop write-up, as a resource for your future work. What we bring • Extra capacity • A ‘fresh pair of eyes’ • Our facilitators are trained and experienced in tension monitoring and ‘conflict mapping’ • ‘Taking the temperature’ is informed by our ‘Community Action for Peace’ methodology • Direct experience of work in response to Covid-19. From the beginning of the emergency, our Warrington Peace Centre has been contracted as a NHS Care Centre, providing accommodation, child care and other support to NHS acute hospital doctors and children of NHS hospital workers Contact us to find out more If you’re interested and want to commission the Peace Foundation to work with you in ‘taking the temperature’, please email our communities programme lead: mike.waite@peace-foundation.org.uk or phone us on 07494 308849. The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation is a charity which was set up by the parents of the boys who were tragically killed in the IRA bombing of Warrington in 1993.

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Victims of Terrorism and State Responses

Victims of Terrorism and State Responses A full day conference looking at how the criminal justice system accommodates and assists the victims of terrorism The...

Victims of Terrorism and State Responses A full day conference looking at how the criminal justice system accommodates and assists the victims of terrorism The Law and Criminology Department at Edge Hill University, alongside the Institute for Social Responsibility and in partnership with The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation have collaborated to present an interdisciplinary-based conference to take place on 26 June 2020 at Edge Hill University. The event is sponsored by The Modern Law Review Seminar Fund. In collaboration with The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, the conference will facilitate scholarly discussion on a wide range of pressing issues, focusing on the victims of terrorism and the level of support provided to those victims by the state. Including international and EU dialogue, the approach taken to this conference is impactful and direct in the sense that the scholarly discussion will focus on the changes that can be made in the practical sense to facilitate a better and more enhanced support network for victims of terrorism. Assisting in creating real-world discussion for Members of the European and UK Parliament, Police and Crime Commissioners, public sector stakeholders and law enforcement, this conference aims to prompt academic discussion, alongside support and enhancement of student learning for postgraduate and undergraduate in relevant fields. The conference draws on expertise within the fields of law and policy, criminal justice, political science and religious studies. These areas are all affected by acts of terrorism and draw the inference of our social, legal and moral responsibilities. This is of particular importance given the lack of support provided by the state for victims of terrorism. Following on from the above and fitting within the idea of social responsibility, the event moves forward to assess the alternative, and delves into the issues of radicalisation, de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and re-integration of those who have committed acts of terrorism, or who have been fighting in areas such as Syria surrounded by terrorist organisations. During the conference, our speakers will focus on the issues facing victims of terrorism and the duties that are placed upon the state to support the surviving victims and their families, in terms of access to physical and psychological support, legal advice and compensation to the present victim, and pursing and preventing acts of terrorism for the potential future victim. Overall, an assessment will be made as to whether UK and EU Member States are doing enough. The event will then draw upon expertise surrounding pursuing and preventing acts of terrorism. Many contentious issues will be debated such as the balance of protection and privacy. Our speakers will aim to equalise the overall duty of the State to protect the lives of its people, yet the safeguarding of individuals right to privacy. This event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus. BOOK NOW

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Victims of Terrorism Support

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad? Do you struggle to find people who understand...

Have you or someone you know been affected by an act of terrorism at home or abroad? Do you struggle to find people who understand what you have been through? The victims of terrorism support, managed by the Peace Foundation, provides free practical and emotional support to individuals and families affected by a terrorist incident. Peace Foundation peer-to-peer support network – how it works This service is free and confidential and available to all people in the United Kingdom who have experienced terrorism at home or abroad as a direct victim, survivor, or direct witness, or within immediate family or friendship group. It offers access to a network managed by the Peace Foundation and a series of events and specialised interventions that bring together people with shared experiences to support each other. The support looks at what people who have experienced terrorism have in common, allow access to others who may have been through similar circumstances and aims to assist people to cope and, where possible recover. The facilitation team ‘triage’ all people referred and follow ‘do no harm’ practice.  At the initial engagement we will agree an individual needs plan. People are invited to meet in person/online and any extended impacts (e.g. a child will be seen with parents, other family members or) will be explored. A ‘keep in touch’ (communication – type and frequency) agreement, setting all parameters of contact, will form part of the individual needs plan. The service includes: Access to one to one and other facilitated discussions about topics or difficulties, a befriending service, all facilitated by the Peace Foundation Group activities together from subject level discussions to active events bringing people together (self-help or support group) Access online to a curated private social media network and community and backed with ‘chat’ facility to a professional along with a dedicated support portal Regular updates such as newsletters and, alongside key events (anniversaries, new incidents etc.) access to emails, phone calls or text message alerts. Some keynote calendar events (webinars or seminars) delivered by our professional partners that look at: Legal aspects impacting terrorism victims (partner - Browne Jacobson LLP) PR, media, and communications (partner - No Brainer PR) Forming an In-Memoriam cause or entity e.g. charity, social enterprise (partner - The Fundraising Agency) Health and Well Being (partner - Nikki Lester Consultancy) Working to counter terrorism (The Peace Foundation alumni and facilitators) Families Living with Trauma (partner - Nikki Lester Consultancy) In addition, our professional partners offer several ‘experts’ one to one sessions for those people seeking more in-depth peer to peer support. Northern Ireland Troubles The Peace Foundation employs a Health & Wellbeing Caseworker who can assist victims of this conflict, domiciled in Great Britain, to access services, information, and support to improve their health and wellbeing. They have experience of working with victims and survivors and understand that needs can be complex and can change over time.  Our Health & Wellbeing Caseworker will discuss needs and help access services and support to meet...

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Manchester Arena Attack #WeStandTogether

#WeStandTogether

#WeStandTogether is campaign launched following the 2017 attacks in London and Manchester as a national initiative promoting community cohesion and unity. The ultimate aim is...

#WeStandTogether is campaign launched following the 2017 attacks in London and Manchester as a national initiative promoting community cohesion and unity. The ultimate aim is to encourage people to come together as one and celebrate their differences in order to build a safer and stronger United Kingdom. As part of this campaign, we partnered with the Manchester Evening News to promote the initiative across Manchester. “All of our thoughts are with the victims, the injured and their loved ones following the recent attacks, clear acts of terrorism. The attacks targeted innocent people who lived their lives together, in Manchester children, young people and families enjoying a fun night out were targeted – it is hard to think of anything more depraved”. “As we have seen following past atrocities, in the hours after the communities around London and Manchester have come together showing bravery and resilience to help those caught up in the incident. We can do no better than to follow the example of the emergency services, community groups, local businesses and ordinary people who went out of their way to care for fellow citizens and strangers in their time of need.” “There are those that want to intimidate and divide us through violence and hatred, but we know that they will always fail. London and Manchester won’t allow it, this country won’t allow it, none of us will allow it. We stand together, in grief, but united and resolute”. – Nick Taylor, Chief Executive We are leading a campaign called #WeStandTogether – please join us on Social Media on: Follow along on Facebook Follow along on Twitter @peacecentre and @WST4P Follow along on Instagram Use the hashtag #WeStandTogether

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Bespoke Services

The Peace Foundation offers multiple, ready-to-go, off-the-shelf, complementary and tailored interventions in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict. We provide what commissioners need...

The Peace Foundation offers multiple, ready-to-go, off-the-shelf, complementary and tailored interventions in the prevention, resolution, and response to violent conflict. We provide what commissioners need to meet the contemporary challenges of community conflict and extremism. Our portfolio consists of a number of active offerings addressing acute areas of contemporary need. These projects are being delivered now for a variety of commissioners and can be adapted and expanded to meet demand. Commissioners can choose which they need, and the Foundation for Peace will appropriately tailor the projects(s) as they are modular. They’re designed to fit together to offer comprehensive before/during/after conflict solutions. Additionally, we have other tried-and-tested offerings from twenty years of experience, on the shelf and ready to deliver. You can email us at commissions@foundation4peace.org if you have any questions for our team.