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Prevent Duty Training Materials

The Prevent duty requires the University to train appropriate staff. The principles of the University’s staff training and development programme on the Prevent duty are as follows:

The Prevent duty requires the University to train appropriate staff.   The principles of the University’s staff training and development programme on the Prevent duty are as follows:

  • training is about awareness-raising in relation to the Prevent duty including confirming the duties and responsibilities associated with academic freedom and freedom of speech, and to challenge misconceptions about the rationale for Prevent, as well as acknowledging it is not without controversy or challenges in its application.
  • ensuring that this is not stand-alone advice and is integrated in other areas of staff development where possible, including the University’s existing guidance on Safeguarding and ‘When to Refer’ concerns about an individual.

These pages contain the general training materials we have devised for Northumbria.

Neither the Home Office, nor Office for Students (OfS) require that Prevent duty training for staff is mandatory, and the University works on the principle of making the training materials available to as broad a range of staff as possible. 

In this link we share the comprehensive set of slides which are used as the basis for internal training sessions. It is important to note that these slides in isolation do not benefit from the contextual commentary which would be provided through a face-to-face training session, but we hope colleagues find them useful.

Certain staff members will receive invitations to attend group training sessions which will be delivered between now and December 2016, which in the first instance attends to professional services staff with front line contact with staff and students.

We are also running general training sessions which any staff member can attend through the HR Development Programme

 Any queries about the training materials should be directed to Susan O'Donnell


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