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.

New module: Digital Safety

A new ‘Digital Safety’ module is now available, aimed at those who are responsible for digital safeguarding. The course runs for 3 weeks.

Learn more about ‘Digital Safety’ module

New module: Safer Recruitment

An updated Safer Recruitment module is available. It is an essential part of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk.

Learn more about ‘Safer Recruitment’ module

New module: Safe Spaces

A new resource ‘Creating a safe space online’ was published to complement our guide ‘Understanding and promoting positive behaviour in FE’.

Learn more about ‘Safe Space’ module

New modules: Governors

In July 2021 we published two revised modules to support governors and governance professionals with their safeguarding and Prevent duty responsibilities. They have been significantly re-written, ensuring that they are in line with current guidance and good practice.

Learn more about the new ‘Governors’ modules

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 Thursday 21 October 2021, with the theme ‘Safeguarding Learners with SEND’.

The aim of the day is to consider the broad range of SEND and the different opportunities, challenges and risks this may raise in relation to general safeguarding and specifically radicalisation.  A “one size fits all” approach is definitely not appropriate.  Delegates will hear from experts on a person-centred approach to safeguarding learners with SEND.  When does a concern become a safeguarding issue and why?

The day will be interlaced with opportunities for reflection, questions and practical application through group discussion with experts. 

If you would like to secure your place, please book through our ETF booking page:

If you have any questions, please check the Forum FAQs.

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 visit FutureLearn.

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.

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

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:

Take a look at the latest updates in the first edition (July 2021) and second edition (September 2021) of the Safeguarding and Prevent Newsletter.

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