If you believe your child is at risk, the best thing to do is talk to them.
As well as talking to your child, you could raise the issue with their teachers or a friend or family member who know them well. Explain your worries and find out if they have noticed anything out of the ordinary. Hearing another perspective may help you decide if something is wrong.
Your local police force or local authority can also provide advice and support. If your child has not committed a criminal offence, you shouldn’t need to worry that you’ll get your child into trouble by speaking to the police or a local authority. They will discuss your concerns with you and suggest how to best protect your child. Some local authorities have dedicated officers who work on preventing extremism and they will be able to provide you and your child with specialist support and advice. They might suggest referral to the Channel programme – a voluntary government-funded programme which aims to safeguard children and adults from being drawn into terrorist activity.
If you think a child is in immediate danger or see or hear something that may be terrorist related, call 999 or the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.