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Prevent Duty for out of school clubs

One of the provisions of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 is to place a duty on certain organisations to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This duty is known as the 'Prevent Duty' and as well as applying to schools, colleges, hospitals etc, it also applies to all Ofsted-registered childcare settings, including out of school clubs.

The Prevent Duty came into force on 1 July 2015 and will be included in Ofsted inspections from September this year.

Ofsted's new Early Years Inspection Handbook, which comes into effect in September 2015, includes multiple references to elements of the Prevent Duty within its evaluation criteria. This means that if your club is not meeting the requirements of the Prevent Duty this will have a negative effect on your Ofsted grading. (See our article New guidance for Ofsted inspectors for more details.)

This article investigates what steps out of school clubs need to take in order to meet the requirements of the Prevent Duty, including links to useful resources for promoting British values, and to the Channel Programme training module.
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