Hathershaw College

Radicalisation and Extremism

Radicalisation and Extremism


Protecting Your Child

As parents, you will be as concerned as we are about recent reports regarding the radicalisation of some young people. We want to protect all of the children in our College from extremist organisations.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, all staff at the College have received training in identifying children who are becoming radicalised or who are displaying extremist views. We also have excellent ICT systems which prevent access to inappropriate content and which monitor what students are sending to each other.


Supporting our parents

We want to ensure that all of our parents have the necessary information to help them keep their children safe from all extremist material to ensure that none of the families we serve suffer the same heartache as those who have featured recently in the media.

We are here to help:

If you have any concerns about your child and think that they are becoming radicalised or displaying extremist views, you can contact the school for help. In the first instance, please contact the College Principal, Dave McEntee. We understand that you don’t want to attract unnecessary attention to your family, but early intervention will protect your child.

If it is not possible to contact the College or if you are concerned during the school holidays or at weekend, please contact:

  • Your local police force using 101 (the non-emergency use number)
  • 999 if there is an immediate threat to your child or family

The support that the Police provide through the “Channel Programme” will always aim to support rather than criminalise you or your child.


Useful Websites:




To download this document, please click below.

PDF icon DFE Publication – How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq

PDF icon Channel Publication

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