Advice and Support from the DCLG for Community Leaders on Managing Tensions, following the Manchester attack on May 2017
Faith communities have shown great resilience and generosity of spirit in coming together in the aftermath of the shocking attack on the Manchester Arena. Britain has a strong and proud tradition of tolerance and this attack will not change that.
We are aware of the excellent work taking place in communities up and down the country to ensure that we stay united. But this is not done in a vacuum – it is against a very real backdrop of fear and concern, not least because we are about to embark on a particularly holy, and busy time, for our mosques and synagogues in particular.
We want our places of worship and communities to remain open and outward facing, and we hope this advice below can help communities do that.
The Government and the Police will be working hard to ensure communities are safe but there are steps that communities can take to help. We must be able to keep going about our daily lives, so that the terrorists do not win, and with just a few practical steps we should be able to do just that.