Safeguarding

Counter-Extremism Strategy

New powers extend a measure introduced by the Prime Minister in July, following a successful trial, which enables parents to apply directly to HM Passport Office to have the passports of children under 16 years old cancelled to prevent them travelling to join terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. Powers have already been applied via a series of successful court order applications by local authorities to protect children at risk of travelling, either by their own choice or as part of a family unit.

The strategy also strengthens the role of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to ensure anyone with a conviction or civil order for terrorist or extremist activity is automatically banned from working with children and vulnerable people, in the same way as individuals convicted of sexual offences against children.

Download the publication at source:  Counter-Extremism Strategy

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