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NSPCC launch new helpline service to prevent child radicalisation

Wednesday 27 July 2016 1.37pm

The BBC reports that a charity has trained its counsellors to help parents who fear their children are being radicalised.

The NSPCC said its existing support line could now advise parents worried about extremists grooming a child. It said counsellors had been trained to spot warning signs such as children isolating themselves or "talking as if from a scripted speech". Recent terror attacks "highlighted the growing problem of individuals being influenced by extremism", it added.

The charity said it had already started getting calls to its free, 24-hour helpline from people worried about the problem. Read the full article.