What is the Prevent duty?
The WEA are committed to safeguarding learners and other stakeholders from becoming radicalised, or being drawn into terrorism.
Our vision and values as an organisation commit us to promote:
- individual liberty,
- mutual respect, and
For the many cultures, faiths and beliefs found in Britain today.
We recognise and explore both the benefits and the challenges of the rule of law.
These are the values, defined by the government, as British values and are part of the Prevent Duty.
Our approach in the WEA is to integrate the Prevent Duty
We do this with:
- good teaching and learning,
- encouraging learners to engage critically and actively around their study,
- promoting our values, mission and purpose,
- ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do,
- encourage learners to become members of the WEA, be active citizens, and contribute to their communities.
There are many similarities between the government’s list of British values, and ours, so we incorporate both into our teaching and learning.
The WEA encourages anyone to raise concerns in relation to the Prevent Duty, such as:
- concerns about individuals who they feel are being groomed, or
- being drawn towards fundamentalist beliefs that lead towards oppressive behaviours and/or terrorism.