Social workers struggle with suspected radicalisation

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Many social workers lack confidence when confronted with young people who have been radicalised, or who are at risk of becoming so.

A study commissioned by the Department for Education highlighted the uncertainty of many childcare professionals faced with this issue, with a significant number of respondents saying they felt they lacked the necessary training.

The difficulty inherent in identify children at risk meant radicalisation was seen as “a distinctive and difficult issue for safeguarding professionals to grapple with”.

Other respondents reported feeling uncomfortable about the cultural issues associated with radicalisation, particularly staff who lacked direct experience.

The researchers polled staff at ten local authorities, concluding that an department-wide agreement on the most effective response made a significant difference to their views on the issue.

You can read the report, entitled Safeguarding and Radicalisation, here.

Photo by lamoix via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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Dr manhattan - August 10, 2017 at 10:13am

Social workers may also be worried about the possible links to islamic terror groups. they wouldnt want to put themselves at risk so they stick to taking the kids from English white parents as they are a much easier target and less chance of retaliation.

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