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Schools: Channel Project

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools have had pupils referred to the Channel Project in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) each Government Office region, and (c) each local authority area. [HL585]

Nationally, the Channel Project has received 228 referrals between April 2007 and December 2008. Channel works with a wide range of partners to support individuals identified as vulnerable to violent extremism. Any further level of detail is an operational matter at a local level. We would not release such information in order to protect partners locally.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government which schools have had pupils referred to the Channel Project. [HL586]

Nationally, the Channel Project has received 228 referrals between April 2007 and December 2008. Channel works with a wide range of partners to support individuals identified as vulnerable to violent extremism. Any further level of detail is an operational matter at a local level. We would not release such information in order to protect partners locally.

Between April 2007- December 2008:

228 referrals were made to the Channel Project;

the known age range of those referred to Channel as potentially vulnerable to violent extremism and in need of multi-agency support was 7-50 years;

the majority of referrals were aged between 15-24 years;

of those referred to Channel as potentially vulnerable to violent extremism and in need of multi-agency support, 93 per cent were male.