Information for Community Workers

Guide white supremacy

Responding to White Supremacy

Once involved in the movement, it can be very difficult for an individual to leave a white supremacy group. Community workers (including teachers, youth workers, social workers and police) in regular contact with an individual at risk, are ideally placed to notice changes in a person’s behaviour and to intervene early.

Responding to White Supremacy: A Guide for Frontline Workers was created by Exit with the support of the Australian Attorney General’s Department and is suitable for all frontline workers, including youth workers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and teachers.

It provides information about the white supremacist movement in Australia and strategies for responding to someone who is involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in the white power movement including information on:

  • the white supremacist movement in Australia;
  • why people get involved in white supremacy and who is most at risk;
  • how white supremacy groups operate;
  • the radicalisation process and how to recognise it; and
  • assisting someone involved/at risk of involvement in white supremacy group.

You can download this website as a PDF (7Mb): Responding to White Supremacy – A Guide for Frontline Workers.

If you have read this guide, please let us know how useful you have found it through this short survey. If you have further questions about white supremacy in Australia, or about how to respond to an individual who is, or is becoming involved in the movement, please contact the Exit team.


Additional sources of information on how you and your community can respond to individuals at risk of involvement in white supremacy: