Nikita Malik, director of the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism, found judges had been inconsistent and not enough information was being shared between security services and family courts.
“What really shocked me is that the Ministry of Justice really had no clue how many children have been affected by extremism, and only started to measure this problem in 2017,” she told The Independent.
“These are British families, they remain in the UK, and they set a precedent for what we could do with returnees.
“It was just a problem waiting to happen and now we need to ensure that we’re able to deal with new and returning children.”
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