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Preventing extremism

2. Information for parents, carers and families

Below are details of organisations and initiatives that you may find helpful as parents, carers or families.

Prevent Tragedies -

A national UK police and partners website that provides guidance, practical support and useful contacts for families who may be concerned that loved ones are at risk of radicalisation. It also hosts information and advice in Arabic العربية, Farsi, Pashto, Somali Soomaali, Sylheti, Urdu  اردو, Bengali বাঙালি, Hindi हिंदी, Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਦੇ,   Swahili Kiswahili and Turkish Türk

Educate Against Hate

This website gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.


The NSPP offer a free, 24-hour helpline to provide support to adults who have concerns about children and young people being radicalised or who need advice on how to talk to their children about issues related to terrorism. Telephone 0808 800 5000

The Times and the NSCP- How should you talk to your children about terrorism?

Let's Talk About It -

An initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

Project Griffin  -

A police initiative to protect our cities and communities from the threat of terrorism. Project Griffin brings together and coordinates the resources of the police, emergency services, local authorities, business and private sector security industry.

FAST – Families Against Stress and Trauma -

UK-based organisation created in 2007 to help families affected by a loved one travelling to Syria and Iraq. They provide support to vulnerable families and individuals because they understand the pain and distress it causes to those left behind. FAST believes that families matter and families make a difference.

Inspire -

A counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation which seeks to address inequalities facing British Muslim women. By empowering women, Inspire aims to create positive social change resulting in a more democratic, peaceful and fairer Britain.

Bucks Safeguarding Children Board -

Provides advice for families on radicalisation including 'what do I need to know' and 'what do I need to look out for'.

Bucks Safeguarding Adults

Provides advice for carers and families on adult exploitation.

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Last updated: 18 December 2018

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