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The Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 came into force for universities in September 2015, placing a legal obligation on Leeds Beckett University to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ (known as the ‘Prevent Duty’). It forms one of four strands of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) and aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
The Office for Students is responsible for monitoring the higher education sector’s implementation of the Prevent Duty in England.
You can read the document detailing our university’s approach to the Prevent Duty.