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The Prevent Duty

‘Prevent’ relates to the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 which came into force on 1st July 2015.

Since July 1st July 2015, there has been a duty on schools to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’, and this is called the ‘Prevent Duty’.

Prevent is part of the Government’s counter terrorism strategy. Its aim is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism in all its forms: domestic or international.