Need-to-know: Prevent duty guidance updated for December 2023

There aren't any new requirements, but get up to speed on the key changes, which come into effect on 31 December 2023 at the earliest.

Last reviewed on 8 September 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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The Home Office has updated the Prevent duty guidance. There are no new legal or additional responsibilities for schools.

We've summarised the key things you need to know, and we're updating our more detailed article outlining your responsibilities (find out how to access it at the bottom of this article).

Clarification on sharing personal information about susceptible pupils

If you need to share the personal data of someone susceptible to radicalisation, you don't need to rely on that person's consent to share it if you have a lawful basis for doing so (paragraph 170). 

This isn't new guidance - just clarification that you should treat sharing information on Prevent the same as any other safeguarding issue. You still need to comply with the usual