The social work role in preventing radicalisation has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months, making it even more important to understand just how confident professionals are with these cases.
Since the Prevent duty was introduced on 1 July, there have been new figures on the number of people being referred to the government’s deradicalisation programme, a children’s service director has warned of how services are “struggling” with the cases, and representatives from the Home Office and Police told a packed audience of social workers that radicalisation is no different from other child protection work.
Social workers working with children, adults and in the field of mental health now have a responsibility to identify and prevent the radicalisation of vulnerable people as a result of the Prevent duty.
We want to know just how well you understand it, how you are dealing with cases where radicalisation is a factor, whether and how your local authority is supporting you, and just how confident you feel about your ability to deal with these cases.
Please fill in our short survey on radicalisation, and what it means for your day-to-day practice as a social worker.