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What is PREVENT?

From 1 July 2015 all schools, registered early years childcare providers and registered later years childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. It applies to a wide range of public-facing bodies. Bodies to which the duty applies must have regard to the statutory guidance. Paragraphs 57-76 of the guidance are concerned specifically with schools and childcare providers.

Revised Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales

The Prevent duty: Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers

All Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Schools follow the above guidance and advice.

If you have any concerns, please contact the Headteacher of your child’s school or Christopher Mansell at

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