The School's response to the Prevent duty

Legal duties under the government's Prevent programme, which comes under its counter-terrorism strategy, came into force for the first time in universities in England, Wales and Scotland on 18 September 2015. These duties are set out in statutory guidance accompanying the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. Since April 2018, the Office for Students has acted as our regulator for the Prevent duty. The School's Prevent Lead is the School Secretary.

Background Information

    • A short background note on Prevent at LSE giving an overview as of October 2018. 
    • LSE's response (PDF) in January 2015 to the original government proposals; and a later exchange (PDF) with Home Office ministers.
    • The then Provost's all-School message (PDF) on the coming into force of the new duty on 18 September 2015.
    • A page carrying some briefing materials published by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. 

Key Documents


Contact after 20 December 2018 (LSE Prevent Lead):
Louise Nadal, 
School Secretary, 
1KW3.01, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE.
If you have any queries relating to Prevent please contact Veronique Mizgailo (LSE Business Continuity Manager) on: