The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 sets out that specified authorities must have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.’ This has become known as the ‘Prevent duty’.
The Government has issued two sets of statutory guidance to support the duty. One applies to all specified authorities. The other specifically targets relevant higher education bodies.
At the Government’s request, the Higher Education Funding Council for England monitors compliance with the duty among the higher education sector in England through a monitoring framework.
The Prevent monitoring framework
To set out how HEFCE monitors compliance with the Prevent duty they have published a monitoring framework.
Through the framework, HEFCE ensures that higher education institutions have robust policies, procedures or arrangements in place to mitigate the risks that people might be drawn into terrorism.
This page brings together key documents or links to existing documents which have been submitted to HEFCE to demonstrate the University’s compliance with the Prevent duty:
- Freedom of Expression Policy
- Prevent Duty Guidelines
- External Speaker and Events Policy
- Students’ Union External Speaker Policy
- Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre Use Policy
Jane Bunce, as Director of Student and Academic Services, is the key contact in relation to Prevent duty compliance matters.