"Supporting and empowering families to combat radicalisation"
What are the signs that a person is at risk?
Individuals can be drawn into radicalisation by a number of ways and there is no single size that fits all. However there are some common elements in the experience of most people being radicalised. It must be remembered that just because a person may display one or two of the signs, it does not necessarily mean the person is being radicalised. It is important that a common sense approach is adopted, whereby their circumstances and environment should also be taken into account. If there is a valid alternative explanation for the changes in behaviour, these changes should not be considered a sign of radicalisation.
There are no typical characteristics of a person at risk. However, a sudden change in behaviour could be a potential indicator. Sometimes those at risk may be encouraged by the people they are in contact with not to draw attention to themselves. Parents are encouraged to enquire about their children’s well being if they feel there is a change in their behaviour, In particular, when you observe:
If you are concerned somebody you know may be in the process of being radicalised, you can find more information about How we can help.