Commission for Countering Extremism to help train schools and colleges to spot signs of radicalisation

The Commission for Countering Extremism, confirmed in the Queen’s Speech earlier in the year, will have a clear remit to identify extremism and advise the government on new policies, laws and other actions that may be required to tackle it.

It will also support communities and the public sector to confront extremism wherever it exists and promote British values.

The commission will also help to train schools and colleges to spot the warning signs and stamp out extremism - as they have with racism. And because there is a strong correlation between extremism and the poor treatment of women and girls, the Commission will have a specific responsibility to ensure women’s rights are upheld.

The successful candidate for lead commissioner will advise the Home Secretary on the commission’s future role and shape and agree with the Home Secretary its priorities.

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