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Sachin Shah

Sachin Shah

Head of the Operations Unit, Due Diligence & Counter Extremism Division,
Department for Education (DfE)

Sachin Shah ‎is Head of the Operations Unit in the Department for Education’s Counter Extremism Division. His Unit works with partners to identify and address extremism in schools, and the Further Education and Higher Education sectors. Sachin has worked on national security and counter extremism for 10 years, including roles as the Home Office Head of Extremism Policy at the time of the Woolwich terrorist attack, and Deputy Head of a Unit that disrupted used immigration and nationality powers to disrupt extremists, terrorists and war criminals. He has also worked as Deputy Head of the joint UK-US Counter Narcotics Team in Helmand. Sachin volunteers in schools with Diversity Role Models.

  • Assessing national progress across the education system in preventing, identifying and challenging extremism
  • Exploring the latest DfE guidance in ensuring robust safeguarding against radicalisation, promoting British values and supporting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development for pupils
  • Analysing how approaches to counter extremism can successfully be embedded within curricula to support self-sufficiency and resilience against extreme content and influences
  • Evaluating the next steps in supporting schools to enhance multi-agency collaborations, community engagement and parental partnerships