The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched its completely revised and updated Safeguarding in FE and Training course and refreshed Prevent duty awareness raising modules. Both have been developed in consultation with the profession, through the early stages of their development and in pilots.
The key updates for the Safeguarding in FE and Training course are:
It can be accessed via the ETF’s Course Booking System.
The Prevent duty awareness raising modules have also been updated to be in alignment with KCSiE rev 2020 and the revisions in the Working Together to Safeguarding Children rev 2020/1, and also feature stronger links to the Safeguarding in FE and Training course modules. Additionally, they include a selection of new case studies on topics that are up to date, including conspiracy theories and right-wing activities. They can be accessed via the ETF’s Foundation Online Learning site.
Both are divided into core information, additional reading, and activities. There are multiple choice questions at the end of each section. These must be completed to gain the final certificate. A minimum score of 70% must be achieved to pass each course.
The ETF recommends all staff and volunteers, whether they are directly working with learners or not, should all complete this training. This is because it has been developed to ensure everyone can identify concerns, receive an allegation or disclosure, and know what to do to ensure it is actioned – actions which are the responsibility of everyone in the sector.
The courses are funded by the Department for Education and are free for users. They are part of a suite of Safeguarding and Prevent support offered by the Education and Training Foundation which includes programmes on safeguarding specifically for Governors and Trustees, Safeguarding Leads, Safer Recruitment, and specialist safeguarding modules. A course on digital safeguarding for SMT is in development.