On 25th September 2015, Liam Lyburd was sentenced to life at Newcastle Crown Court for possessing an arsenal of weapons with intent to endanger life. Is he a violent extremist? Yes. In order to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism in our society we must remember that violent extremism and radicalisation are not exclusive to one particular group of people.
The Prevent Duty is a new legal obligation to help prevent vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. As a childcare professional you work with young children and young people who may be vulnerable to exposure to violent extremism and radicalisation.