Metanoia Institute and the 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.
The Metanoia Institute 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 Metanoia Institute is implementing the Prevent duty within the spirit and ethos of our mission statement. The implementation is mindful of our commitment to freedom of speech, which is also a statutory duty, academic freedom and our desire to build an organisational culture and tradition that is inclusive and encouraging of diversity.
Professor Ron Parker