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… if you are unsure whether your child’s or friend’s new world view is a profound expression of faith or extremism,
… if you are worried that your child, pupil or friend has joined a radical Islamist group,
… if you are worried about losing contact with the young person,
… if you don’t feel that you can talk to anyone about it,
... if you are desperate or if you have questions about the young person’s new religion or orientation.

It is our aim to help you come to an accurate assessment of the situation, and if there is a danger of radicalisation, to get the young person out of the spiral of radicalisation and back to their family, their school class and their friends.

Our hotline staff:

  • will discuss a variety of points with you which have been found to play a role in radicalisation. Even if a large number of these points apply, these are still only indications that he or she might be veering towards radicalisation. There are however only a few aspects which clearly show that your son, friend or pupil is in danger. It is always a combination of a large number of different factors which cannot be clearly judged in a first talk session.
  • will also provide you with information on radicalisation.
  • can directly put you in touch with a local counsellor. You can leave your contact details with us for this purpose and so that we can send you information material.

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The counselling service is provided free of charge for all callers at all times.

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Do you have any questions? Please contact us!

Advice Centre on Radicalisation

Monday - Friday

9 to 15

Telephone: +49 911 943 43 43
E-mail: Write a message
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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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