What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised

What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised

Posted on Dec 08, 2015

What to do and who to call if a young person is being radicalised



Radicalisation. If you’ve been reading our blogs this week you’ll now know what it is. You’ll know how it’s done, some of the consequences and how to spot the signs.

But do you know what to do if you a young person in your school is being radicalised?

Did you know the Prevent duty places a legal requirement on you to report someone you think may be at risk of being radicalised? But more than that it’s important for the safety of the child as well as you, your colleagues and the rest of the school.


What to do if a child is being radicalised.


Trust your judgement


Do not ignore your gut feeling. You work alongside these young people day in, day out and so may be well placed to notice a difference in their behaviour. If your judgement is telling you that they may be at risk – do something about it. Tell your safeguarding lead.


Who to contact if a young person is being radicalised

If you have serious concerns about an Individual always dial 999.

Non-emergencies can be reported on 101.

You can also report your concerns via a government, anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 321 and a confidential online form which can be found here.

Reporting your concerns is important for everyone’s safety, but we understand you or your colleagues may be reticent, worried about making what some could interpret as as ‘unfounded accusations’.  Our training will help make sure you and your staff understand the issues and have the confidence to make the right decisions. 

For more information on the actions to take and when you and your staff should be taking them, complete our prevention of radicalisation training now.


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