Last updated: 1 November 2023

Next review: 1 November 2024

Waltham Forest is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country and we believe this is one of our strengths.

We are committed to celebrating our community and bringing people of different backgrounds together so that everyone feels part of our borough. Every year, thousands of our residents come together to enjoy community activities and events that the council organises. We are proud to say that the majority of them share our aim of a cohesive community where everyone is treated with respect. However, the ongoing threat posed by different violent extremists and terrorist groups is real. It is therefore important we have a strategy in place to keep our residents safe and protect vulnerable individuals from being groomed into violent extremist activity.