Safeguarding and Prevent

We are a trusted source of impartial support for the Further Education and Training sector to address Safeguarding,  Prevent and British Values requirements. Our role is to provide co-ordination and thought leadership, championing the needs of the sector and helping providers to develop an effective Safeguarding culture in line with the Education Inspection Framework.

We support all types of providers and all types of staff, including teachers, managers, leaders and governors, as well as DSLs (designated safeguarding leads) or safeguarding officers. Key elements of our offer are funded by the Department for Education (DfE) as we are the trusted provider for Prevent and British Values.

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Prevent duty, guidance and resources

Regularly updated pages to help you understand the Prevent duty in the FE and Training sector.

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The role of the
Designated Safeguarding Lead

A broad introduction to the role of the DSL and DDSL and the tools available to support you.

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Safeguarding and Prevent training courses

Courses to support staff in carrying out their safeguarding and Prevent duties.

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What are British values?

Understand what is meant by British values and how they can be embedded in teaching.

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Safeguarding and Prevent headlines

The latest hot topics, consultations and surveys to keep you informed in your safeguarding role.

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Safeguarding and Prevent blogs

Opinion and thought leadership in safeguarding and prevent in the FE and training sector.

National Safeguarding Forum

Are you responsible for Safeguarding and Prevent in Further Education and Training Sector? Or are you a Safeguarding Lead or Officer or someone who has this responsibility as part of their role?

The online forums were developed as a response to the FE sector’s need to bring together the designated safeguarding leads, deputies and those with specific safeguarding and prevent roles and responsibilities. Each forum is themed to focus on current hot topics and issues, providing a space to hear from sector specialists who share best practice and knowledge to support participants development.

Upcoming forums:

The importance of trauma-aware, anti-racist and restorative practices in the Education and Skills sector.

In this online session, Polly Harrow will consider how a trauma-informed approach is key to supporting the mental wellbeing of adolescent learners.

Date: 28th March 2024

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

For enquiries relating the the ETF’s safeguarding and Prevent work contact