Against a background of continuing concern about the Syrian Civil War and the export of terrorism to the UK, Marina Wheeler has been interviewed by Joshua Rozenberg on Law in Action (BBC), about steps taken in the Family Courts to prevent the flight of children and young people to so-called Islamic State in Syria. By making children Wards of Court or granting care orders to a local authority, the Courts have extended the traditional scope of child protection, sometimes controversially. With the volume of court proceedings likely to increase, and difficult decisions needed about the use of sensitive material, this is a fascinating and fast-moving area of the law.

The interview arose from an article that Marina Wheeler wrote about Radicalism in the Family Courts.