Prevent Duty for out of school clubs

One of the provisions of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 was 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. This Duty was updated in 2023 and we've updated our guidance for out of school clubs in this article and in the Prevent Duty Pack in our Shop

Ofsted's Early Years Inspection Handbook includes 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 inspection

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.
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