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.

Forums and webinars

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.

Our first forum is being planned for June 2021. Information about these including topics and dates will be released shortly. Please come back and check this page for updates.

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

Over 200,000 people have enrolled on our Prevent Duty awareness raising modules. There are eight modules tailored to the needs of people across the FE sector including apprenticeship providers and employer providers.

Explore Prevent Duty Awareness Raising modules

ETF Safeguarding training for FE

Safeguarding in FE

This updated online course will help you explore safeguarding policies and how they can be effectively implemented, how to provide staff and learners with a safer working and learning environment and promote early intervention.

The booking link to the course will be published in the up-coming weeks. The course is delivered on a new platform, FutureLearn. You will receive a certificate on completion of this online course.

The Safeguarding in FE course contains four modules, including a new and additional module on policy, 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.

Safe Recruitment

The Safeguarding and safer recruitment in FE resource contains five modules and an assessment and contains information about safer recruitment. To access this resource, please visit Foundation Online Learning website

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

Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) delivered training designed to support Designed Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). There are no upcoming training session, please do check back at another time to see available dates.

Joni Cunningham, Principal of Redbridge Institute of Adult Education speaks about how the ETF provided support for adopting the Prevent Duty: