Martin Downs appeared on Newsnight on BBC on Friday 9 October speaking about radicalisation and the advantages and potential problems with obtaining injunctions to prevent young people fighting in Syria or children being taken by their parents to live in territory occupied by Islamic State.

Martin Downs devised the strategy whereby wardship was used to protect children from being suborned to fight in Syria or who were vulnerable to sexual exploitation there. He has appeared in many of the recent cases.

Jordans recently published two articles by Martin Downs on the problems posed by radicalisation – the most recent was Family Law Vol 45 October 2015, “Is preventing violent extremism a facet of child protection?”