Parents 'Key' in Terrorism Fight

June 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Muslim parents could be placed at the forefront of a new anti-terror strategy being developed in Scotland.

The head of counter-terrorism for the police in Scotland, said parents should be encouraged to come forward if they had concerns about their children.

Allan Burnett believes such an approach could help rehabilitate youths who had become radicalised.

He also said lenient sentences should be considered where parental help had prevented "serious" criminal acts.

Mr Burnett will outline details of a new approach being formulated by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpos) at conference in Glasgow on Friday.