Prevent Duty

The Government’s Counter –Terrorism and Security Act (2015) contains a duty on specified authorities, including schools, colleges and universities, to take appropriate measures to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism or extremism and to support those who might be susceptible to radicalisation.

Radicalisation is the process by which an individual or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social or religious ideals that reject and/or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of freedom of choice. Extremism means vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values and/or calls for the death of members of the British armed forces, whether in this country or overseas.

The Guidance can be read and downloaded from here

The College recognises its statutory and moral duty to safeguard the welfare of its students and staff. Protection from the risk of terrorism or involvement in terrorist activity forms part of this safeguarding duty. The College has produced a Prevent Strategy setting out how it will exercise its responsibilities in providing this protection.

The College has also carried out a wide-ranging risk assessment to determine its capacity to prevent the possible risks of radicalisation or involvement in extremist activity. A Prevent Action Plan has been produced to determine any further improvements in mitigating this risk. The Prevent Strategy and Action Plan is kept under continuous review, as a high priority for the College.

Questions or concerns

If you have questions about the Prevent Duty or any concern about radicalisation or the impact of Prevent, please email in the first instance.


LCC Prevent Strategy


You can access the College Prevent Strategy here,