Safeguarding and Prevent

We are trusted by the Government to work within this sensitive area and are funded to support practitioners, leaders, organisations and employers, as well as provide resources for learners.

Forums

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is planning to host a number of Forums in 2021–22 for those responsible for Safeguarding and Prevent in Further Education and Training Sector.

The online Forums bring together designated safeguarding leads, deputies and those with specific safeguarding and prevent roles and responsibilities. They provide a space to hear from sector specialists sharing best practice, knowledge and skills and to support individual development.

The Forums run from 10.00 to 16.00, with registration open at 9.45. Each is themed to focus on current hot topics and issues that the FE and Training sector is facing in relation to Safeguarding and Prevent. The events will feature guest speakers, small group discussions, reflections and a space to ask questions.

Our next Forum will take place on Tuesday 29 June 2021, with the theme ‘Peer Influence’. The power of peer influence occurs in all age groups regardless of gender, social and cultural groups. It can be a force for negative or positive outcomes in our Prevent and Safeguarding practice.

We will be exploring both the risks and opportunities that peer influence presents, including how we can empower learners to safeguard themselves.
If you would like to secure your place, please book through our ETF booking page:

ETF Prevent for FE and training website

The dedicated Prevent for FE and training website provides a range of resources to support employer providers, ITPs, colleges and adult education in engaging with the Prevent duty and ensuring that they are ready for Ofsted inspections.

Prevent duty awareness raising modules

ETF has revised and updated the Prevent duty awareness training modules in 2021. The new look and revised content have been developed in consultation with the profession, both through the early stages of its development and in pilots.

The key updates are:

  • All guidance updated to be in alignment with KCSiE rev 2020 and the revisions in the Working Together to Safeguarding Children rev 2020/1.
  • Stronger links between Prevent duty awareness modules and our refreshed Safeguarding in FE and Training sector modules to help colleagues fully understand the links needed to engage with Prevent.
  • A selection of new case studies on topics that are up to date i.e. conspiracy theories and right wing activities.

Explore Prevent Duty Awareness Raising modules

ETF Safeguarding training for FE

Safeguarding in FE

ETF has revised and updated the Safeguarding in FE and Training course in 2021. The new look and revised content have been developed in consultation with the profession, both through the early stages of its development and in pilots.

The key updates are:

  • All guidance updated to be in alignment with KCSiE rev 2020 and the revisions in the Working Together to Safeguarding Children rev 2020/1.
  • Stronger links between Safeguarding and our refreshed Prevent e-modules to help colleagues fully understand the links needed to engage with Prevent.
  • A new section on digital safety, which we have built to be easy to understand, even if you are not IT literate.

The course is delivered on a new platform, FutureLearn. You will receive a certificate on completion of this online course. To access this resource, please book your place through the ETF Booking System.  

The Safeguarding in FE course contains four modules, including a new and additional module on Digital Safety, and an assessment at the end. It does not contain information about safer recruitment. If recruitment issues are relevant to your role, please access the course Safer recruitment in FE below.

Safe Recruitment

The Safeguarding and safer recruitment in FE resource contains five modules and an assessment and contains information about safer recruitment. To access this resource, please visit Foundation Online Learning website

Side by Side: ETF learners

We have developed our Side by Side modules which have already been used by over 100,000 learners to raise awareness of the dangers of radicalisation and extremism to learners.

Check out Side by Side: ETF learners

Safe Spaces

We have published a new resource called Introduction to a Safe Space online for teaching and learning online. 

The resources will be launched on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Check out Safe Spaces

Bespoke in-house training for Providers

We also deliver virtual or face-to-face bespoke in-house training in Prevent duty, British values, Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity for all staff and organisations across the sector, including employer and apprenticeship providers, ITPs, adult education and colleges that require further support.

For further information including enquires about in-house training please visit our booking system or contact prevent@etfoundation.co.uk.

Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) delivered training designed to support Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in early 2021. There are no upcoming training session, however, if you wish to receive information about future training, please complete this short survey.

Joni Cunningham, Principal of Redbridge Institute of Adult Education speaks about how the ETF provided support for adopting the Prevent Duty: