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The prevent statutory duty and what it means for your institution

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The prevent statutory duty and what it means for your institution by Claire Durkin, Head of International Knowledge and Innovation (Global) Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

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The prevent statutory duty and what it means for your institution

  1. 1. #UUKSD Wifi Network: Woburn House Conference Centre Password: pplyfr Implementing the new Prevent statutory duty: understanding expectations and ensuring compliance
  2. 2. Claire Durkin Head of International Knowledge & Innovation, BIS The Prevent Duty and what it means for your institution
  3. 3. Ronald Reagan “The most terrifying words to hear… I’m from the Government and I am here to help”
  4. 4. CTSA The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act places Prevent on a statutory footing. Places a duty on “specified authorities” (including universities, colleges and some Private providers) to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” It aims to drive consistency, higher standards and ensure an essential consideration of Prevent issues across the whole country.
  5. 5. Overview of the Guidance Sets out what Government expects to see from an institution Seeks to share and embed good practice Outlines key areas, but is .. ..Not prescriptive – activity will be relevant to the institution and related to identified risk Risk Assessment is therefore key – covered in the following session
  6. 6. Areas covered by the Duty Partnerships and Strategic Engagement Risk Assessment & Action Plans Staff Training Policies & Procedures around- – External Speakers & Events (to be finalised) – Pastoral care and chaplaincy – IT – Relationship with Student Union & student societies
  7. 7. Monitoring  Not onerous Expect annual returns along the lines of financial monitoring Monitoring Framework to be drawn up Consultation via UUK Seeks to share and embed good practice
  8. 8. Support Available • Regional Co-ordinators – Provide advice, guidance and support – Link to local, regional and national networks – Share good practice across institutions • Training – National Offer from the Home Office – WRAP and bespoke training from co-ordinators • Information to support assessments and decisions
  9. 9. Regional Co-ordinators East Mids: Sam Slack sam.slack@derby.gov.uk 01332 643054/ 07812 301215 East of England: Peter Martin peter.martin@luton.gcsx.gov.uk 01582 546231/ 07860 593 636 London: Kat Cooper and Chris Bowles kat.cooper@camden.gov.uk 07500 050891/ 020 7974 4706 chris.bowles@camden.gov.uk 020 7974 3672 North West: Nigel Lund n.lund@manchester.gov.uk 07507 269830/ 0161 8569304 South East: Jo Ferris jo.ferris@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk 07876 131411 South West: Salam Arabi-Katbi salam.katbi@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk 0117 9455533/ 07824 083307 Wales: Barrie Phillips barrie.phillips@cardiff.gov.uk 02920 873281/ 07800 711318 West Mids: Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal hifsa.iqbal@birmingham.gov.uk 07825 400099/ 0121 303 3642 North East: Vacant – covered by neighbouring co- ordinators
  10. 10. Training & Information Training  Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)  Bespoke training  Train the trainer Guidance, case studies, further information www.safecampuscommunities.ac.uk Information to support Risk Assessments and decisions around events  Counter Terrorism Local Profiles  Extremism Analysis Unit support
  11. 11. Summary Guidance sets out what is expected Training and support is available Approach should be risk-based Activity should be relevant and proportionate to risk Monitoring regime will be light touch and in the spirit of current inspections regimes
  12. 12. Contacts • As well as your Regional Prevent Co-ordinator you can also contact – • Lizzy Ammon – Head of Prevent Elizabeth.ammon@bis.gsi.gov.uk • Stewart Bembridge – Policy Advisor Stewart.bembridge@bis.gsi.gov.uk
  13. 13. #UUKSD Wifi Network: Woburn House Conference Centre Password: pplyfr Implementing the new Prevent statutory duty: understanding expectations and ensuring compliance

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