Supporting the Prevent Duty Guidance
What is it?
The Prevent Duty Guidance sits under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The guidance was released by the UK government in March 2015 and made a legal requirement on 1st July 2015. It requires schools (and other specified bodies to put measures in place to “prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
What to do if you have a concern
If a member of staff in a school has a concern about a particular pupil, they should follow the school’s normal safeguarding procedures – including discussing the issue with the school’s designated Safeguarding Lead and, where deemed necessary, with children’s social care services. In Prevent priority areas, the local authority will have a Prevent Lead who can also provide support.
What happens if your school doesn’t comply?
Failure to comply with the requirements may result in intervention from the Prevent Oversight Board, prompt an Ofsted inspection or incur loss of funding.
“We welcomed the opportunity to assist NetSupport as it developed this important safeguarding technology which we are sure will be welcomed by schools.”
Nicky Peachment, IWF Commercial Relationship Manager
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