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Radicalisation awareness kit: schools warned not to ‘jump to conclusions’

23rd September 2015

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Dr Clarke Jones holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, which examined the burring roles of the military and police in response to non-traditional security threats.

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Clarke Jones has been quoted in a Guardian article looking at the introduction of a ‘radicalisation awareness information kit’ to schools. Clarke, along with other experts and community leaders warn against the simple application of the ‘warning signs’ outlined in the kit.

“Really, when you’re making an assessment of someone it needs to be done by a proper healthcare professional,” he said.

“If someone is deemed at risk for whatever indicator, my concern is, where are those young people going to be referred – to the police, or counselling, or intervention?”

“You need to be very careful kids are not just boasting in the playground, as opposed to showing genuine signs of radicalisation,” Jones said.

Read the entire article on The Guardian website.

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