Sara Khan has been appointed by the Prime Minister as the government’s Independent Adviser for Social Cohesion and Resilience, as part of government action to tackle extremism in our communities.
In her role as Independent Adviser, Sara will work to understand and build resilience against the negative impact of extremism in local communities. She will work with frontline experts to develop recommendations on how we can better support and protect victims of extremism and those working to stamp it out, as well as communities that are affected.
Sara will look at extremism at a local level with a focus on its impact on individuals and the local communities they live in. She will hear from both victims of extremism and those on the frontline working to combat it – from teachers to faith leaders to local councils – to understand and ultimately counteract its effects.
Read more about Sara’s appointment and her remit here.
Having served three years as Britain’s first Counter-Extremism Commissioner, Sara will be putting forward recommendations on how we can better support and strengthen institutional and societal resilience and cohesion which act as a critical bulwark against extremism.
Read the Home Secretary’s letter to Sara thanking her for her work at the Commission over the past three years.