Safeguarding and Prevent

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

These dedicated Safeguarding and Prevent web pages can support you in engaging with the Prevent duty, understanding British Values and ensuring your organisation is ready for an Ofsted inspection if you are an employer provider, independent training provider, college, or offering adult education.

The Safeguarding and Prevent newsletter includes all the latest news, training and resources.

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Prevent legislation, 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

E-learning courses to support staff in carrying out their safeguarding and Prevent duties.

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 news

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 DSL 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?

National Safeguarding and Prevent Forum – 13 July

National Safeguarding Forum (FE and Specialised Colleges only)

National Safeguarding Forum (ITPs, Adult, Community & Offender Learning, Work-Based Learning and 6th Form Colleges)

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.

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

Bespoke in-house training for providers

We 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 website or contact

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