Dr Finch said she hopes to find out how families have experienced social services intervention, what might have been helpful in these interventions, and what could be improved from a parent or carer perspective.
She said, "I'm hoping that this will begin a critical debate about the role of the social worker in the Prevent policy."
Director of Research for the College of Professional Services, Professor M. Siraj Sait said, "Jo Finch's British Academy grant research provides an evidence-based approach to examine debates and assess interventions engaging with extremism and radicalisation.
In recording and analysing the experiences of parents and carers referred to social services, Dr Finch's research addresses community concerns and contributions to policy. In keeping with UEL's commitment to relevant and local impact research. School of Education and Communities is delighted that one of our top researchers will be making a significant contribution to the discourse and links with other similar impact work being done within the University.”
Dr Finch was supported in her application for the grant by the University's Research and Development Support (ReDS) team and Grantcraft.