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Martyn's Law - Education Webinar 8th March

Friday 24th February 2023

On Monday 19 December 2022, the Government announced details for the Protect Duty, now to be known as ‘Martyn’s Law’ in tribute of Martyn Hett, who was killed alongside 21 others in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in 2017.

Martyn’s Law will keep people safe, enhancing our national security and reducing the risk to the public from terrorism by the protection of public venues. It will place a requirement on those responsible for certain locations to consider the threat from terrorism and implement appropriate and proportionate mitigation measures. 

The legislation will ensure parties are prepared, ready to respond and know what to do in the event of an attack. Better protection will be delivered through enhanced security systems, staff training, and clearer processes. 

The legislation will apply across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as national security is a reserved matter for the UK Government. The Government will introduce the Duty as soon as parliamentary time allows, but it is not possible to give a date.

There will be a lead in time allowing for those captured by the Duty to prepare for commencement, and as soon as the parliamentary timetable is known this will be set out by Home Office.

Further information on Martyn’s Law can be found in the factsheet, covering:

  • Why do we need Martyn’s Law? 
  • What will Martyn’s Law do? 
  • Who will be in scope and who will it apply to?  
  • How will it work? 
  • Locations run by volunteers
  • How will Martyn’s Law be enforced? 
  • and other important information 

The Home Office is hosting a series of webinars for stakeholders in industry, the public sector, education, charities, and places of worship.

The webinar will involve a presentation on Martyn’s Law along with an opportunity for questions and answers - details and registration links below. Cabinet Office is not the organiser for these events and you should use the function within Eventbrite to contact the organiser, if needed. 

Education | Weds 08 March 2023 | 10:30 - 12:00

Martyn's Law Webinar for Education Tickets, Wed 8 Mar 2023 at 10:30 | Eventbrite

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