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Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty has “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” Anti Terrorism and Security Act 2015: Schedule 3, Section 21.

What is our responsibility?

  • Assess the risks of people being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology.
  • All staff to actively promote British values.
  • Raise awareness of the Prevent duty and British values to all staff and learners.
  • Establish a reporting procedure for all concerns relating to people being drawn into terrorism.

What is Extremism?

Extremism is defined as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas (HM Government Prevent Strategy, 2011).

What is radicalisation?

Radicalisation is defined as the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism and, in some cases, to then participate in terrorist groups.

What are British Values?

British Values are defined as:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect for those with different faiths and beliefs

Institutions are expected to encourage students to respect other people with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the The Equality Act 2010.

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