Prevent Duty Guidance: For England & Wales
You may have heard about the new Prevent Duty Guidance that has been published recently. This document provides guidance on the requirement in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 for ‘specified authorities’, including registered Childminders, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.
The Prevent Duty Guidance can be downloaded from our Government & Ofsted documents page.
The term ‘Due regard’ effectively means that you shouldn’t need to undertake any new function, but rather that you should place an appropriate amount of weight on the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism when you consider all the other factors relevant to how you carry out your usual activities. The Guidance identifies best practice for the Early Years sector (as well as others) and describes ways in which Early Years providers can comply with the duty. It also shows clear links between the duty and what is already required in the EYFS regulations. Pages 10-12 are specific to the Early Years sector. The Guidance also includes sources of further advice and provides information on how compliance with the duty will be monitored.
The Guidance is a relatively short document so I would encourage you to take a look, however I have tried to summarise the main points here: [Content protected for Members only, please either login or become a member to read this content]
The following resources have been updated to reflect these changes:
- Safeguarding children procedure
- Understanding risk assessments ebook
- Risk assessments policy
- What to expect at your next Ofsted inspection ebook
I hope this has been helpful, as always please remember that this is our interpretation of the document and that we recommend you have a read of the document and speak to your Local Authority for any clarification.
Thank you for reading,
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