This highlights the importance of enabling young people to teach us what it is like to be a young person in their neighbourhood and to support them to have a sense of ownership of what they want to do in their lives

Youth workers need to reflect on their own context and on the young people they work with as they seek to address the topic of extremism, and to actively engage in this process with young people. A useful tool in reflecting on our local context is action research. This can also help to identify the divisions present in our communities.

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