Risk Assessment and Prevent Duty - Events, Conference, Visiting Speakers/Teachers
The University has a policy that all events must be risk assessed, including a new policy relating to the Prevent Duty which came into force for universities in September 2015 as part of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The Prevent Duty places legal requirements on the University to minimise the risk of individuals being drawn into terrorism and to ensure vulnerable individuals receive timely and appropriate support. The University therefore needs to be able to demonstrate that we have appropriate processes and policies in place to comply with the Duty.
Full details are here https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/governance/documents/freedom-of-speech-2016.pdf
In order to comply with the risk assessment and prevent duty, all School events, conference, invitations to visiting speakers must be risk assessed using the School's Risk Assessment and Prevent Duty document.
This Risk Assessment and Prevent Duty document must be submitted to the team in the School Management and Research Office before an event takes place.
Module Convenors who will to request funding from the School to fund invite an external speaker/teacher must use the School's form to Request Permission from Teaching Committee for External Teachers.