HEFCE will act as monitor on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. The consultation proposes a framework for determining whether providers are meeting their responsibilities, and for reporting back to Government [Note 1].
The duty, introduced by the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, is likely to come into force later this year once the final statutory guidance has received parliamentary approval, and will apply to a range of publicly funded institutions and alternative providers [Note 2]. Given the tight timescales, HEFCE has chosen to consult on an outline of the monitoring framework before a start date for the duty is confirmed.
Alongside the consultation, HEFCE is asking providers who are not sure whether they will be subject to these new legal responsibilities, to contact the HEFCE Prevent team to confirm whether they will fall under the monitoring framework [Note 3].