NHS referred 420 staff and patients over 'radicalisation'

NHS referred 420 staff and patients over 'radicalisation'
 

The NHS referred 420 patients and staff to police in England and Wales in a year over concerns they were at risk of radicalisation, the BBC has learned.
National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) figures show an average of 35 referrals a month in the year to July 2016 - up from 21 a month the previous year.
Since July 2015, public bodies have a legal duty to report people considered at risk of being drawn into terrorism.
The government says its Prevent programme safeguards people at risk.
BBC Radio 5 live used a Freedom of Information request to obtain the figures from the NPCC, which said... read more

 
20 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 59
Source: BBC
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