Last year 1,041 youngsters were flagged up as at risk of being drawn into terrorism and were subsequently referred to counter-extremism programme Channel.

The total – the equivalent of more than five per school day – represents a huge increase from Channel’s first year of nationwide operation in 2012, when just nine children were reported.

Reported by The Daily Express. You can read the full story here. 

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