Being radicalised is a form of exploitation. Preventing vulnerable people from becoming drawn into terrorism is a key aim of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST). It is about safeguarding children and adults, using existing and specialist tools to intervene early and prevent escalation into the ‘criminal space’ through a multi-agency Channel Panel.
There are well-developed processes to assist practitioners who find themselves concerned about a child or young person. Find out more about local processes here.