Questions & Answers

Always take action if you are worried.

If you or a member of staff are concerned that one of your pupils is being, or has been, radicalised, you should follow your school’s standard safeguarding procedures. This will include discussing the issue with your school’s designated safeguarding lead, contacting your local police force, or calling them on 101 (the non-emergency number) or speaking to your local authority. They can talk to you in confidence and help you gain access to support and advice. If the child has not committed a criminal offence, the police and local authority will discuss your concerns, suggest how they can best protect the child, and help you gain access to support and advice.

The local authority or police might suggest a referral to the Channel programme. Channel is a voluntary government-funded programme which aims to safeguard children and adults from being drawn into terrorist activity. Channel can provide a support plan and specific interventions to protect people at risk, including mentoring or an ideological or theological intervention. Find out more about Channel here or call 101 to discuss your concerns.

The Department for Education also has a counter-extremism helpline which you can call for advice on 020 7340 7264, or email to

If you think someone is in immediate danger; may be planning to travel to join an extremist group, either alone or as part of a family unit or friendship group; or if you see or hear something that may be terrorist related, trust your instincts and call 999 or the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

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