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Third of anti-terror referrals from education.

Third of anti-terror referrals from education.

A third of referrals came from the education sector in 2015-16, according to Home Office statistics  


More people have been referred to Prevent – the government’s controversial anti-terror programme – by the education sector, than by the police.

Home Office statistics out today show that there were 2,539 referrals to the Prevent programme by the education sector from April 2015 to March 2016 – a third of all referrals made. 

This comes after the Prevent duty – which legally requires schools to “prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism" – was introduced in July 2015. 

Tes revealed last year that the number of people referred by education institutions to Prevent exceeded the number from the police in the third quarter of the 2015-16 financial year.

And new figures out today show that the Prevent referrals from the education sector exceeded those from the police in both the third and fourth quarter of 2015-16, bringing up the numbers overall. 

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