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Improvement in anti-terrorism measures in universities

Universities have made significant progress in working to stop people being drawn into terrorism, says a report.

English institutions have demonstrated that they are implementing a range of measures to support the Prevent duty, stated a report published on 1 August by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Since September 2015 universities have been subject to the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, which imposes a statutory duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. The government appointed the funding council to monitor the policy’s implementation.

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