Last reviewed on 29 April 2022
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Note: assessing the risk of children being drawn into terrorism is not a statutory requirement, but it is 'expected'. We have included it here because, in most cases, it will be hard for your school to justify not assessing this risk.

You are expected to assess the risk of children and young people being drawn into terrorism. This doesn't have to be a standalone risk assessment, and you can choose to do it as part of another risk assessment or show that you've put measures in place to mitigate the risks.

You should demonstrate:

  • A general understanding of the risks affecting children and young people in your area
  • A specific understanding of how to identify individual children who may be at risk of radicalisation, and what to do to support them

Take a multi-agency approach, and consult with the local safeguarding board, the police and