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When preparing a threshold statement involving allegations of radicalisation what evidence should be included?

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Published on LexisPSL on 03/10/2016

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  • When preparing a threshold statement involving allegations of radicalisation what evidence should be included?

When preparing a threshold statement involving allegations of radicalisation what evidence should be included?

There are a number of recent radicalisation cases. In Tower Hamlets LBC v B, Hayden J, noting that this was a developing area of law where there was little guidance available, considered reliance on ‘conventional safe-guarding’ to be applicable.

In Re K, Hayden J rejected any notion that there was any elevated standard of proof to be met in radicalisation cases as opposed to other cases: it remains on the balance of probabilities applied on a common sense basis (see X below). In answering the question one may have regard to the first principles of preparing a threshold statement espoused by Munby PFD in Re A (A Child). Within its threshold, the local authority will need to identify the facts it seeks to prove. There will also need to be a causative link between the facts relied upon and the harm to the child which is alleged.

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