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Radicalisation and extremism

There have been many reports in the media recently of young people being targeted by adults and peers who hold extreme views that advocate violence.

Some young people have been persuaded to leave the country in secret and against the wishes of their family, putting themselves in extreme danger as a result. ‘Radicalisation’ is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies associated with terrorist groups.

Extremists will try to attract people to their cause by persuading them that their view of the world is the correct view and encouraging them to take action to change the world to fit these extremist views.

Britain is a democratic country where the principles of tolerance and mutual respect for people of all faiths and beliefs, including non-belief, are upheld by the law. Those who hold extremist views and advocate violence go against these fundamental principles. Further information for Parents and Carers can be found be found in the leaflet attached.

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