Targeted Interventions is the primary delivery mechanism of Prevent Objective 3 of HMG’s Contest Strategy (2018). It is designed to support individuals already engaged in terrorism to disengage, rehabilitate and reintegrate. This includes British families returning from Syria or other war-affected countries. The services deliver in 3 core areas:
1) Adult mentoring: managed, one-on-one interventions the aim of which is to build rapport with an individual, provide pastoral care, support to develop protective factors and challenge extremist mindset using credible alternative narratives and other methodologies. Suppliers may draw on certain specialist additional support depending on the individual;
2) Family/minor support: social care – managed interventions with minors and their families returning from Syria or other war affected countries to understand and provide social care and support (family needs, improved trust and relationships);
3) Family/minor support: clinical care – managed interventions with minors and their families returning from Syria or other war affected countries to understand and provide clinical support (assessment and treatment in relation to symptoms associated with the experience of traumatic stress (e.g. having lived in a war zone).
All services will be delivered to clear specifications, principles and processes; ensuring a consistent approach with a detailed reporting structure.