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Event: Implementing the new Counter Terrorism Prevent duty, 9 December

11 November 2015

Dear member,

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 feel that it could be applicable to them 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 you will hear from Government Speakers, Prevent monitoring bodies and solicitors, who will explain what is expected of Higher Education Institutions and assist your consideration of the implications for staff and students. This event is suitable for all staff and attendance is strongly recommended.

Draft programme

10:00       Welcome - Alex Proudfoot, Chief Executive of Study UK

10:15       Introduction to the Prevent Duty - Prevent team at Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism

11:00       Break

11:20       Application of the Prevent duty in Higher Education - Lizzy Ammon, Head of Preventing Extremism in HE and FE team at BIS              

11:45       Conducting an effective risk assessment and finding training and support - BIS Prevent regional coordinator

12:30       The legal challenge: how does the Prevent duty interact with other legal responsibilities? - Smita Jamdar, Partner at Shakespeare Martineau

13:00       Lunch

14:00       Elective workshops

Institutional change - for owners, Principals and senior management
- Developing an institutional strategy with staff buy-in
- Implementation of training programme
- Recording and monitoring systems

Safeguarding students - for teachers, welfare offices and all staff with student contact:
- Cause and effect in today's society: the real picture of radicalisation
- Challenging preconceptions and the role of media peer pressure
- Best practice guidelines: legislation, intervention and protection

15:00       HEFCE monitoring framework and procedures - Steve Hall, Head of Strategic Engagement at HEFCE

15:30       Writing up your risk assessment and action plan - Joy Elliott-Bowman, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at Study UK

16:30       Close

This session is suitable for 
All Higher Education institution staff

When and where
Wednesday 9 December 2015, Central London location tbc
Registration: 9:30 | Start time: 10:00 | End time: 16:30

Booking information
Study UK members: £160. Non-members: £220. (VAT exempt)
Click here to book online via www.studyuktraining.com or contact the events team:
T: 020 7608 7090 | F: 020 7608 7961 | E: events@study-uk.org

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