Below you will find a list of organisations related to the Prevent duty and more broadly, student safeguarding and welfare. These organisations include government departments, other public bodies, support services and research institutions.
Department for Education
The Department for Education (DfE) is responsible for education, children’s services, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England, and equalities. The department’s three key priorities are the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, the provision of high-quality education, and preparing children and young people for adult life. The department works closely with institutions to minimise the risk of radicalisation on and off campus, and have ten HE and FE regional coordinators to facilitate this.
The Home Office is the lead UK government department for addressing the threat from terrorism. Responsibility for this work sits within the Office of Security and Counter Terrorism, which is part of the Home Office. Prevent is one of four work strands in CONTEST, the UK's counter-terrorism strategy.
Office for Students
Office for Students (OfS) funds and regulates higher education providers in England. OfS has also been delegated responsibility for monitoring compliance of the Prevent duty for relevant English higher education providers. More information around how OfS monitors Prevent can be found on our Prevent page.
Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has been delegated the task of monitoring Prevent compliance for Welsh higher education providers.
The National Police Chiefs' Council
The National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) National Coordinator of Prevent is a national police unit which works to support the government's Prevent strategy, providing national coordination for the policing response to the prevention of terrorism and also non-violent extremism which creates an environment conducive to terrorism.
The NPCC National Coordinator of Prevent works with communities to empower them to reject all forms of terrorism. The majority of police work in universities involves the provision of advice and assistance in the prevention of crime and helping to make universities a safe place to live, work and study.
Other Related Organisations:
- Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) provides advice on equality and human rights.
- Stop Hate UK is for reporting all forms of hate crime, this organisation also provides support and advice specifically for universities.
- Tell MAMA Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA) is a secure service for people to report any form of Muslim abuse.
- Community Security Trust (CST) is a charity which protects British Jews from antisemitism. They have a dedicated team which deals with antisemitic incidents.
- Galop - support for the LGBT+ community.
- True Vision is a website funded by the police which enables reporting to the police and provides information on all forms of hate crime.
- Report It Wales -is a Welsh service for hate crime reporting.
- Victim Support is an independent charity supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents .
- Rape Crisis England & Wales is an umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis. Centres (RCC)
- Let’s Talk About It is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
- DeafPlus is a charity for Deaf and deafened people. Their hate crime page includes a British Sign Language (BSL) video on hate crime (including how to report), as well as a BSL advice line.
- Changing Faces is a charity that provides support, advice and advocacy for people with disfigurements.
- Dimensions is a learning disability and autism charity that runs the #ImwithSam campaign against learning disability hate crime.
- Gate Herts is an organisation dedicated to preventing hate crime and discrimination against Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities.
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