Sean Monaghan

Sean has worked for over five years as a trainer supporting young people in the Midlands and for a short project oversees. His specialism lies in working with youth considered to be vulnerable or hard-to-reach; his practice is through mediation, discussion, mentoring and sport. Sean currently works for a national organisation as an outreach lead, engaging young people who display challenging and high risk behaviour.

Through his work within different community groups, Sean regularly delivers workshops and motivational speeches to young people, peers and colleagues. Sean has written national strategies looking at the the participation and retention of such young people and those particularly susceptible to gang-culture. His engagement strategies have been implemented across cities in the UK within the organisation he works.

9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.