ETF launches refreshed Safeguarding and Prevent web pages

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched its refreshed Safeguarding and Prevent web pages. They feature the latest information, resources and guidance the Further Education (FE) and Training sector needs to engage with the Prevent duty, understand British Values, and prepare for the safeguarding aspects of an Ofsted inspection.

New content includes an introduction to the role and responsibilities of the designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL) and the tools available to them. This features signposting to key pieces of legislation such as the Children Act 2004 and other support networks which can help embed Prevent and safeguarding throughout the FE sector.

Information has been grouped under three headings:

  • Prevent legislation, guidance and resources – which includes links to Prevent legislation, guidance and good practice resources, details of the Channel programme, information about the Prevent duty self-assessment tool, the ETF’s free Side-by-Side radicalisation resource, and resources for teaching Prevent and British Values.
  • The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead – which introduces the roles and responsibilities of the DSL and DDSL, as well as the named safeguarding governor.
  • What are British values? – which looks at how British Values are defined and how they are to be coordinated and delivered.

The re-launched pages have also been designed to help users engage with the resources they need more easily, with designated spaces for news, blogs and training courses. They will be regularly updated with new material and resources, with support for building a safeguarding culture, revamped Governance modules and a resource hub, expected imminently.

Isabelle King, the ETF’s National Head of Safeguarding and Prevent, said:

“The aim of the ETF’s Prevent and Safeguarding web pages is to help all FE organisations understand their roles and responsibilities in regard to Prevent and Safeguarding and how to apply the Prevent duty, and to help with developing staff and teaching learners about Prevent and Safeguarding.

“We hope that these relaunched pages, with their updated content and streamlined navigation, will make those complex tasks more straightforward. This new hub for all things Safeguarding and Prevent in FE will be regularly updated. I encourage colleagues to visit it regularly, and to sign up for our dedicated newsletter, which will include news of updates.”

Visit the revised Safeguarding and Prevent pages.

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