Our Approach

Our approach has developed from a unique and in-depth knowledge of how terrorist groups recruit, maintain and further radicalise members, changing them from ordinary citizens into people prepared to die and kill for an idea.

Open Minds shows how using the ideologically neutral model of cultic abuse as a guide to understanding, recognising and reporting radicalisation will help all staff in any organisation to feel more confident and focused in engaging with the challenges presented by the Prevent Duty.

Many people find the task of challenging the ideologies of various extremist and terrorist groups particularly daunting. Focusing on behavioural changes as well as recognising changes in peoples beliefs allows a more robust approach to this challenge.