Topic Selected: Terrorism Book Volume: 355

An analysis of family court cases of British children at risk of radicalisation, 2013–2018

A summary.

By Nikita Malik

  • Over 156 children involved in family court cases in which extremism was cited

  • 48% of families in extremism proceedings had one member join IS 

At least 156 children have been involved in family court cases in which concerns over extremism or radicalisation have been cited, according to a new study released by the Henry Jackson Society. Of the cases examined, the think tank found that 48% of families had one family member or more who joined IS. Nikita Malik, Director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism and the report’s author, today warns that the UK’s courts are not currently up to the task of handling a wave of women who joined the ‘caliphate’ returning with their children.

The report concludes that the family court is frequently

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