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Prevent Duty Guidance

The Prevent Duty was published on 7th September 2023 and although the updated guidance places no new legal requirements or additional responsibilities on education settings, there are changes that the education sector should be aware of.

The updated guidance won’t come into effect until 31st December 2023 at the earliest.
Prevent duty guidance: England and Wales (2023) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Briefing notes

Links to briefing notes that provide more detail on specific changes and how they relate to each phase of education. They also cover some frequently asked questions.

Prevent videos

These new short animations can be embedded in training, communications and any other scenario where you need to quickly explain the purpose of Prevent to an audience. One is designed for anyone with a Prevent duty, the other is specific to education settings.

Public Sector Staff: Prevent duty animation - public sector staff working together to stop radicalisation - YouTube

Education's Role: The Prevent duty: the role of education in safeguarding learners from radicalisation - YouTube

Risk Assessment Templates

New templates for each phase of education to help those without risk assessments track how well they manage and mitigate risk in their setting are available. Use of the template isn’t mandatory.
Link here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-duty-risk-assessment-templates

Media Articles

Joe Metcalfe: Bradford teen who plotted mosque terror attack jailed (Web)
BBC News - 11/11/2023
Joe Metcalfe was aged 15 when he planned a murderous assault on the mosque in Keighley, West Yorkshire. He was sentenced to 10 years for terror offences and rape at Leeds Crown Court.

Joe Metcalfe jailed for plotting mosque terror attack dressed as PC - BBC News

Antisemitism and Islamophobia ‘major drivers' of hate crime, equality body says

PA Media, 16/11/2023

Police forces and the Government should tackle antisemitism and anti-Muslim prejudice as “major drivers” of hate crime levels in England and Wales, an equality body has said.

Antisemitism and Islamophobia `major drivers´ of hate... | Daily Mail Online 

Teachers admit self-censoring in lessons to avoid causing religious offence to pupils

The Sun, 20/11/2023

Teachers have admitted self-censoring in lessons to avoid causing religious offence to pupils, a report reveals.

Teachers admit self-censoring in lessons to avoid causing religious offence to pupils | The Sun

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