Radicalisation quick reference assessment guide

Assessment guide

Note: No one strand necessarily indicates someone is vulnerable to radicalisation, usually it is a combination of factors.

StrandRadicalisation
AUnexplained change of appearance / uniforms, flags and extremist symbols/tattoos
BAvoidance of friends and family / secretive internet use (encrypted systems) viewing of extremist material / communication with extremists /secretive behaviours, hiding literature/mental health, learning vulnerabilities/not willing to mix with Out groups/ family dynamics ,breakdown, crisis / increased fitness/adventure (training) /unexplained sudden religious conversion/

non-conforming with expected British values /Participating in activities and demonstrations by extreme groups

CCondemnation of others / assigning blame / in and out group speech / hate crimes / talk of revenge / aspiration to 'fight'/Grievances towards West and Authority advocating and encouraging violence to achieve extremist goals.
DIntention to harm others,  cause death ,physical and emotional harm / de-humanisation of others/knowledge of firearms, explosives, chemicals/previous military, fighting experience/ violent offending/ preparatory acts to travel to fight, travel to a War zone (unexplained intention to take children out of the country), increased levels of stress and anxiety (particularly Lone Actors)
EOnline spaces / controlling, grooming behaviours by others, / isolation from family or friends / group meeting places / private meetings/new unknown friendships