The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places an obligation on the University to “in the exercise of its functions, have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
This is known as the Prevent duty. Whilst we are committed to maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our university community, encouraging debate and discussion, and upholding freedom of speech, it has to be balanced with the legal obligations placed upon us.
UEB has approved two new policies relating to the Prevent Duty. These are:
It is a requirement as part of our Prevent duties that we provide training for key staff, and as such this is in the process of being organised for the University’s Leadership Group.
You can read more about the University’s Prevent Policy here.