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Courting controversy: Radicalisation and the courts

Andrew Gillespie and Phil Loftus advise on the safeguarding of children in cases where radicalisation is alleged

28 June 2016

Terrorism, the war in Syria, and the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS) are rarely far from the headlines these days.

There has been an increasing number of cases before the family courts that involve allegations or suspicions that children, either with their parents or on their own, are planning or being groomed to travel to Syria; that children have been or are at risk of being radicalised; or that children have been or are at risk of being involved in terrorist activities in the UK or abroad.

The media attention such cases attract heightens the public's awareness of the issue, which is becoming an increasing concern for police, local authorities, and schools. Indeed, the views and actions of the security services, criminal courts, and the government often feature heavily in news reports but, increasingly, the voice of the family court is also featuring in the coverage of such issues.

Many cases have been brought under the inherent jurisdiction wh...

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