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Youth Radicalisation in the UK

The Standard claimed this week that thousands of British children have identified as ISIS supporters, or potential extremists, as radicalisation of young people becomes more prevalent. Extremism has become more common in the last few years, with Al Qaeda affiliated groups and the So-Called Islamic State claiming responsibility for terrorist attacks across Great Britain. The far right has also been emerging as hate crime increases in the wake of Brexit. What, therefore, is the Government doing to stop this and what should it be doing? 

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Young people and Brexit

 “The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many young people feeling uncertain about the future…” (British Council, 2017) A new report from the “Next Generation” research series has reignited the discussion about Brexit, young people and their position in the EU.

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Youth Obligation Scheme: a bad plan?

Yet again, large corporations have come under fire from the press for employing unpaid young people for up to six weeks under government job-seeker schemes.

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Hate Crime and Social Media

Two weeks ago the CPS published a new policy on hate crime and, within it, their pledge to take crimes committed online as seriously as offline offences.

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Wanted: Youth Board Members

As the new academic year approaches we are looking to kickstart several new youth programmes here at IARS and to do so, we need your voice. 

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New Project Coordinator (Youth)

Hello! My name is Emily Lanham, I am the new Project Coordinator responsible for delivering and coordinating IARS' youth stream. I started this week and am incredibly excited to jump in to this role at such a critical time for IARS' projects, young people and the world as a whole. I hope we can help make a positive impact on our local and international communities. I just wanted to put up this brief blog to tell you about myself and why I came to IARS. 

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