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Prevent and Safeguarding

In the light of recent events, FE providers are now expected to take responsibility for the safeguarding of their learners which extends beyond the physical FE environment. Any signs of learners being at risk whether on the programme or not is now of concern and there must be designated staff to create a reporting channel. Additionally all FE providers have to comply with the Prevent duty to ensure propensities to terrorist or other adverse behaviour (of any description) is addressed. It is important that you gain some familiarity with these areas before stepping back into a teaching environment. 

For the Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) free DfE-funded resources and training about the Prevent duty and Safeguarding in FE and training go to:

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