Prevent Duty Guidance

05 June 2017

All colleagues should have an awareness of the requirements of the Prevent Duty Guidance.

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 means that Universities now have a statutory duty to engage with the government's Prevent agenda. Section 26(1) of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (“the Act”) imposes a duty on “specified authorities”, when exercising their functions, to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This has become known as the ‘Prevent duty’.

Further information is available at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/hse/proc-prac/prevent/



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