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Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have collaborated with specialists from the PSHE Association and Girlguiding to take terrorism safety advice into the UK’s classrooms and youth organisations for the first time.

Security experts from CTP have commissioned the creation of an animated core film designed to teach young people how to react if caught up in an a gun or knife terror attack. The film aimed at 11 to 16 year olds will also show them what to do if they see suspicious behaviour or a suspicious item.

Versions of the new film for Key Stage Three and Four pupils, (ages 11-14 and 15-16), will be the cornerstone of teaching material, specially-designed by the PSHE Association and available to Schools and Youth organisations from today.

Once young people understand the RUN HIDE TELL advice they can progress to TREAT, which has been created in conjunction with St John Ambulance. This age-appropriate First Aid guidance has been specifically designed to allow a teacher or youth leader to show young people how to deliver trauma first aid to an injured person or themselves whilst HIDING and waiting to be rescued by the police.

All materials needed to deliver these sessions can be downloaded from the Counter Terrorism Policing website.

To deliver RUN, HIDE, TELL, you will need:

  1. The relevant teaching/training film for your audience, which contains pause points used in the lesson plan.
  2. The Guidance Notes and Lesson plan appropriate to your audience
  3. ACT4Youth leaflet

To deliver St John Ambulance TREAT, you will need:

  1. The relevant teaching/training film for your audience, which contains pause points used in the lesson plan.
  2. SJA TREAT guidance note and lesson plan
  3. SJA TREAT PowerPoint presentation

Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker we can protect the person you care about from being groomed and exploited by extremists.

Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work alongside other organisations through a Home Office programme called Prevent to help people vulnerable to radicalisation move away from violent extremism. We are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.

Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and tell us your concerns in confidence.

We can help if you act early. You won't be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.

To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit