The 2011 Prevent strategy included three main objectives:
- To respond to the ideological challenges of radicalism and extremism and prevent the threat that society faces from individuals and groups who promote such ideals.
- Prevent people from being drawn to terrorism through the provision of relevant support and advice that adopts a rights-based early intervention approach.
- Work with specified authorities, including ‘sectors and institutions’ to identify radicalisation and extremism in British society.
Signs that a child may have been radicalised might include:
Radicalisation can be really difficult to spot. Signs that may indicate a child is being radicalised include:
- islating themselves from family and friends
- talking as if from a scripted speech
- unwillingness or inability to discuss their views
- a sudden disrespectful attitude towards others
- increased levels of anger
- increased secretiveness, especially around Internet use
If you are concerned about radicalisation, YOU MUST REPORT IT.
CHA Safeguarding Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Government helpline: https://report-extremism.education.gov.uk/ Tel: 020 7340 7264