As a result of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015, higher education institutions will have to comply with the new Prevent statutory duty. The new duty will require institutions to produce risk assessments, develop action plans, foster a positive working relationship with students unions and ensure cohesive partnership working with relevant external organisations such as the police, local authorities and community groups. The duty is also expected to include reference to robust external speaker protocols.
This one day conference organised by Universities UK will disseminate the regulations and implications of new Prevent Statutory duty and give institutions the information they need to understand what is expected of them. The event will consider each section of the guidance along with invaluable information on the new monitoring and assessment framework
This events aims to enable institutions to make decisions in relation to campus security, academic freedom, free speech and equality rights within the new legal requirements. Full details can be found here.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Charles Farr, Director General, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
- Professor Madeleine Atkins, Chief Executive, HEFCE