This approach focusses on the first line practitioners working with vulnerable individuals or groups at risk of radicalisation in order to ensure that they are well equipped to detect and to respond to radicalisation.
First line workers have been identified as a key group that can make an important contribution to this issue and include teachers, youth workers, community police officers, child protection workers, (mental) health care workers.
In contrast to policy makers for example, first line workers have the ability to recognise and refer individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation. However, public sector workers do not always have a sufficient understanding of radicalisation, do not understand the warning signs, or know what to do in response. Therefore, raising their awareness on this issue is required.
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