Learner Guide - Prevent Duty

Prevent

Our Prevent Duty

Prevent is one of the elements of the government’s counter terrorism strategy.

Prevent is about safeguarding you as a learner to keep you both safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing you from having political and religious views and concerns but about supporting you to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

What is the Prevent Duty?

Section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain bodies, listed in Schedule 3 to the Act, to have "due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism".

The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: "vocal or active opposition to fundamental Core values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance." This also includes calls for the death of members of the British armed forces

What are Core Values?

Core values are defined as

"democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, respect and tolerance"

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

 

Core Values Poster

Prevent Leaflet

Our Single Point Of Contact (SPOC) for Prevent concerns Catherine Kirby, can be contacted on:

Tel:  07833480343
Email:  safeguarding@lutonacl.ac.uk

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