In recent years growing evidence has emerged about the risk of children and young people becoming involved in extremist violence and terrorism. The grooming processes involved in the radicalisation can take many forms, including online indoctrination and can lead to children/young people’s involvement in anti-social behaviour and illegal activities.
‘PREVENT’ is a government initiative that seeks to co-ordinate the disruption of radicalisation and provides support for those who may have become involved.
See our cue card in respect of the PREVENT duties and the arrangements for safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism. More information about how this is being managed within the borough can be found at Preventing hate crime and violent extremism.
If you believe someone is vulnerable and at risk of being radicalised you can report concerns to the council’s community safety team on 01344 352000, or contact the police locally on 101 and in an emergency on 999.
If you are concerned about material promoting hate crime, extremist behaviour or terrorism please report it.
Hate crime, extremism and radicalisation – useful resources
Although the following links introduce materials aimed at those working in schools they will be of interest to a wider range of professionals (including volunteers) who have responsibility for safeguarding children/young people from hate crime and extremist violence.