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Implementing the new Counter Terrorism Prevent duty

This event took place on 9 December 2015.

Please see find the programme and the links to presentations here.

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places the statutory 'Prevent' duty on many education providers (in both the public and independent sectors) to address the risk of their students being drawn into terrorism.

All alternative providers with specific course designation will have to comply and be monitored by HEFCE, as well as most independent providers with more than 250 students.  We would suggest that any providers who currently fall outside of these criteria, but that feel it could be applicable in the future also consider attending this conference.

Providers will need to establish oversight mechanisms, conduct risk assessments, develop an action plan and arrange staff training in order to meet their obligations under this duty, as well as potentially to revise policies and procedures on hosting external events and speakers.

At this Study UK Conference on 9 December delegates heard from Government Speakers, Prevent monitoring bodies and solicitors, explained what is expected of Higher Education Institutions assisted delegates consideration of the implications for staff and students.