Inform launches radicalisation knowledge and practice hub

Initial articles focus on Prevent, a critical social work perspective on government policy, and case law

Under the Prevent duty, social workers need to identify and act in cases where radicalisation is a factor

Community Care Inform has launched a new knowledge and practice hub focused on social work involvement in cases where radicalisation and extremism are factors.

The hub is available to licence holders on the Inform Children website. It features a guide to the policy context for intervention in radicalisation cases under the Prevent agenda, written by academics from University of Kent, Kent police, and reviewed by the Home Office. This also includes information on legislation, resources and multi-agency working.

A critical social work perspective on the government’s counter-radicalisation agenda is provided in a separate article by Tony Stanley, a lead on radicalisation for principal social workers.

The hub also includes links to Inform’s analysis of case law from court judgments and rulings related to radicalisation, and links to Community Care’s news and opinions on the subject.

Community Care will add to the hub as more material on social work and radicalisation is published. This will include in-depth studies of specific local authority interventions in cases where radicalisation is a factor.

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