Radicalisation and Extremism

Protecting Young People
As parents, you will be as concerned as we are about recent reports regarding the radicalisation of some young people. We want to protect all of the young people who work with WBTC from extremist organisations.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, all staff, managers and Directors and Trustees have received training in identifying young people who are becoming radicalised or who are displaying extremist views. We also have good ICT systems and endeavour to monitor and prevent access to inappropriate content that young people may try to share.

Supporting our parents
We want to ensure that all of our parents have the necessary information to help them keep their young person safe from all extremist material to ensure that none of the families we serve suffer the same heartache as those who have featured recently in the media.

We are here to help:
If you have any concerns about a young person and think that they are becoming radicalised or displaying extremist views, you can contact WBTC for help. In the first instance, please contact Natalie Elliott, our Designated Safeguarding Lead. We understand that you don’t want to attract unnecessary attention to your family, but early intervention will protect your family.  

If it is not possible to contact WBTC or if you are concerned during the holiday breaks or at weekend, please contact:

  • Your local Police force using 101 (the non-emergency use number)
  • 999 if there is an immediate threat to a young person or family
  • West Berkshire Council safeguarding team 01635 519056

The support that the Police provide through the “Channel Programme” will always aim to support rather than criminalise you or your child.

Useful Websites:

Useful Download's
DFE Publication – How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq Channel Publication

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