British Values and Prevent Duty

Geason is committed to delivering the requirements of the Prevent Duty. Prevent is one of the elements of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy known as CONTEST.

What is the Prevent Duty?

Section 21 of The Counter-Terrorism, and The Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain bodies, listed in Schedule 3 to the Act, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

Prevent is about safeguarding learners from radicalisation and extremism by taking measures to prevent extremism in work-based learning, and by promoting British Values. Prevent is about safeguarding you as a learner to keep you safe and within the law. The Prevent Duty is not about preventing you from having political and religious views and concerns but about supporting you to use those concerns or act on them in non-extremist ways.

What is Extremism?

The government has defined extremism in the Prevent strategy as: “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs”. This also includes calls for the death of members of the British armed forces.

What are British Values?

British values are defined as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs”; institutions are expected to encourage learners to respect other people with particular regard to the protected  characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Democracy

A willingness to listen to others and consider a different view Having a voice and influencing decisions

Examples:

  • Voting
  • Trade Unions
  • Petition on social media
  • Team meetings

CAN YOU THINK OF A TIME WHEN YOU HAVE VOICED YOUR OPINION OR INFLUENCED A DECISION?

 

Individual Liberty

Freedom of choice and expression The right to express yourself and your views.

Did you know? There are restrictions on individual liberty to comply with regulations and law e.g. uniform or code of dress, health and safety, driving laws and many more.

  • IS IT YOUR RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO?
  • WHAT CHOICES DO YOU MAKE EVERY DAY?
  • WHAT WAYS ARE YOU TREATED AS AN INDIVIDUAL?
  • HOW ARE PEOPLE RESPECTED IN YOUR WORKPLACE?
  • YOU HAVE VOICED YOUR OPINION OR
  • INFLUENCED A DECISION?

Rule of Law

The laws are there to protect you and others. They are put in place to provide a safe and respectful environment for us all to work and learn.

No one is above the law!

There are many laws we have to follow in addition to other rules and regulations such as:

  • Workplace regulations
  • Health and safety
  • Equality

WHAT RULES/LAWS DO YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF AND ABIDE BY IN YOUR JOB ROLE?

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THESE LAWS WERE NOT IN PLACE?

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

We are a country of mutual respect, but does this extend to all religions, faiths or no religion – it should!

Respect for your colleagues, friends and neighbours is a positive behaviour. Everyone should be given the level of respect you would expect yourself.

We should celebrate the diversity of cultures and religions in our communities and workplace.

HOW DOES YOUR WORKPLACE CELEBRATE DIFFERENCE?

IN WHAT WAYS IS YOUR INDIVIDUAL CHOICE RESPECTED?

HOW DOES YOUR WORKPLACE CELEBRATE AND MEET THE NEEDS OF DIFFERENT FAITHS AND RELIGIONS?

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Any Questions?

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