Tools to help prevent radicalisation

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Signs of radicalisation

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More important than any one specific sign is the sense that something is not quite right with the person you’re worried about.

Signs of radicalisation may include:

  • justifying the use of violence to solve societal issues.
  • altering their style of dress or appearance to accord with an extremist group.
  • being unwilling to engage with people who they see as different.
  • using certain symbols associated with terrorist organisations.
  • isolation from family and friends.
  • an obsessive or angry desire for change or ‘something to be done’

Some people react strongly to acts of extremism and terrorism, or to perceived injustices, whether in the UK or in other countries. Sometimes, this can lead to a powerful desire for change or ‘something to be done’ to address these concerns.

For Schools

The Safer East Sussex Team provide Prevent Awareness staff training. Educate against hate provide a toolkit for schools and youth groups.

For schools and childcare providers

The Prevent toolkit for schools and childcare providers helps to meet their duties under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

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Making a referral: The Channel Programme

Channel provides support to people who are vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. If you think that someone is at risk of radicalisation, you have a duty to refer them to Channel. 

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If you wish to discuss a potential Channel referral for an adult or a child, you can email ESCC for advice and guidance at:

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