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Radicalisation Key Resources

Government resources

Radicalisation research published - The DfE has published findings from a study to understand how local authorities are responding to radicalisation and the kinds of social care interventions employed to safeguard vulnerable children and young people.

Prevent duty guidance (2015) for authorities in England and Wales on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism

The Prevent strategy

Statutory guidance on the Prevent duty

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural guidance from the DfE for maintained schools (2014)

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural guidance from the DfE for academies, independent and free schools (2014)

UK Passport Office - Children at risk of radicalisation

In August 2015 HM Passport Office published a guide explaining how to request the cancellation of the passport of a child under 16 at risk of radicalisation. Read the guide here.

Judiciary - radicalisation cases in the family courts

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has recently published guidance on radicalisation cases in the family courts. Read the guidance here

Resources and guidance for social workers

Read a note for practitioners here.

Read a note produced by Tower Hamlets about ‘Prevent’ referrals here.

Resources for parents

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has produced a short guide for parents on this issue:

Advice to Parents and Carers - Keeping Children and Young People Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism

The UK Police have produced a leaflet aimed at mothers.

UK Police and Partners - Working with mothers to prevent tragedies

Resources for schools

South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) has developed a self-assessment form for schools.

Prevent and Schools - self-assessment form

A checklist has been developed for schools for ensuring Prevent issues have been addressed within school policy and practice.

Prevent checklist for schools

Other resources and information

In March 2015 the National Police Counter Terrorism Network launched the Prevent Tragedies website which draws together information and advice:

The Lancashire Prevent Education Group has set up a website featuring resources and information on radicalisation and extremism for use in schools:

The Prevent for Further Education and Training website has a wealth of resources for sixth forms and colleges, including a risk assessment template:

Safe Campus Communities is an online resource for universities, it includes a number of downloadable resources and case studies:

Brighton & Hove Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has published the report of the serious case review (SCR) into the deaths of two brothers W’ and ‘X,’ in Syria in 2014 when they were aged 17 and 18. The SCR evaluates multi-agency responses to vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation through radicalisation.


In 2012 Ofsted produced a good practice note on Luton Borough Council’s approach to tackling radicalisation and extremism:

The ‘FREE’ initiative is the first pan-European resource to offer practical guidance on countering far-right extremism across Europe which features a range of short information videos:

GW Theatre Limited has devised a performance for use in schools and community groups called One extreme to another. Pre and post-performance lesson plans are included in the package.

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