Most social workers ‘lack confidence’ in working with children at risk of radicalisation, finds DfE report

Most social workers lack confidence in working with children at risk of radicalisation because of their lack of experience, according to a report commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE).

While radicalisation cases had increased or stayed static in the past few years in the 11 areas studied, they were still a relatively rare occurrence on social workers’ caseloads. This meant approaches to direct work with children and young people at risk varied considerably, found the Safeguarding and radicalisation study.

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