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How can the courts protect children from extremism?

Date:23 NOV 2017
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Complex cases involving the children of families in which there are adults suspected of undertaking activities linked to terrorism or of involvement in radicalisation are facing family judges up and down the country as child protection services grapple to deal with the immediate effects of extremism.

In a recent speech, the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner, Mark Rowley, revealed that approximately 50 children, mostly girls, have been placed in foster care as a result of counter-terrorism cases. He specified that 460 arrests had been made in the last 12 months as compared to 334 in the previous year. These figures suggest that children law practitioners are only going to see more of these cases arising in their practice. 

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