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Radicalisation and Extremism

Grooming happens when someone takes advantage of another person by persuading them to think and do things that they would not otherwise do.

This can include encouraging someone to develop support for extremist ideas, these may be political, religious or other causes. The person being groomed may be encouraged to feel anger and intolerance towards other people, groups or communities. People exposed to these forms of grooming can become radicalised. They may come to believe that actions need to be taken to advance their ideas, including violence. In very extreme cases they may come to support terrorist activity.


Radicalisation and extremism - How children may be at risk (

Preventing Radicalisation - Safer Devon

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