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Prevent is the name given to part of the government's strategy to prevent terrorism by reducing the possibility of radicalisation and extremism. The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTSA) creates a statutory duty for specified public authorities to 'have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.

Liverpool Hope approach

The University’s approach to Prevent is primarily one of safeguarding the welfare of our students and staff. We balance this duty against our commitment to freedom of speech and other key legislation.

Concerns over students or colleagues

Staff or students are encouraged to report any concerns they may have by discussing these with the University Prevent Duty Lead Derrick Dykins (dykinsd@hope.ac.uk). 

If you have been affected by a terrorist incident, you should contact Student Development and Wellbeing (sdw@hope.ac.uk) who will be able to provide support.

Designated safeguarding contacts

Prevent Duty Lead - Derrick Dykins (dykinsd@hope.ac.uk)

School of Education - Michelle Pearson (pearsom@hope.ac.uk)

Social Work - Nicki Blundell (blunden@hope.ac.uk)

External Relations - Sue Kelly (kellys1@hope.ac.uk)

University Executive Manager - Jane Blackmore (blackmj@hope.ac.uk)

Residential Life and Global Hope - Wendy Bignold (bignolw@hope.ac.uk)

Hope Park Sports - 

Personnel - Clare Talbot (talbotc@hope.ac.uk)

Plas Caerdeon - David Owen (owend@hope.ac.uk)

Estates - James Ellison (ellisoj@hope.ac.uk)