Open consultation

Extremism in England and Wales: call for evidence


We are asking for information to build understanding and evidence on all forms of extremism and to examine our current responses to it.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The independent Commission for Countering Extremism is carrying out a first-of-its-kind study into extremism, to be published in spring 2019, that aims to improve understanding of extremism and its impact on individuals, communities and wider society.

This call for evidence asks for information on 5 themes:

  • public understanding of extremism
  • the scale of extremism
  • extremists’ objectives and tactics
  • harms caused by extremism
  • the current response to extremism

We are also interested in two cross cutting issues, the interaction between online and offline spaces, and the drivers of extremism.

We are keen to hear from people with a wide range of views and insights including people with personal experience of extremism, academics, civil society, faith and community groups, counter extremism activists and practitioners.

Enquiries (including requests to submit a response through another route or receive the response form in an alternative format) to:

Experiences of extremism

This call for evidence is not the most appropriate method for the Commission to speak to those who consider themselves victims of extremism. We are developing a policy for collecting victims’ testimony.

If you are the victim of a crime, please report it to the police straight away. In an emergency, please call 999. If it’s not an emergency, you can call the police on 101 or go to your local police station.


Consultation response form, Welsh

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Published 22 November 2018
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Welsh translation of consultation response form published.
  2. First published.