The DfE counter extremism helpline
Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone 020 7340 7264
If you are concerned about extremism in a FE or training provider organisation, or if you think a a learner might be at risk of extremism, contact the DfE helpline. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm (excluding bank holidays).
If you wish to report suspicious activity online you can use link from the ACT website
The Education and Training Foundation have developed a suite of free online training modules designed for FE and training providers to raise awarenss of their responsibilities in complying with the Prevent duty. This is in recognition that all staff, governors and board members are required to be Prevent duty trained in the new Prevent duty Guidance for FE. The modules provide awareness training in context of Prevent duty responsibilities in FE and training.
It should take about 50 minutes to complete both the training module and the assessment. If you achieve a pass on the assessment you will be able to print off a Foundation certificate recognising your achievement.
You should choose the appropriate module for your role:
- Practitioners including tutors, assessors, teachers, lecturers etc.
- All support staff
- Leaders and managers
- Governors and board members
There are also four new modules:
- Support staff easy read version with a voice-over
- Employers with apprenticies, students on placement or trainees
- Subcontractors not directly involved in education or training
- Host families
Some staff may have a dual role e.g. governor or board member and one of the other three roles. Governing body or board clerks may decide to complete the leader and managers’ module and/or the governor module. It should be taken into account that much of the material is inevitably similar.
The Foundation has created these modules with the aim of making them accessible to the widest range of users, regardless of disability or the device they use to view it.
If you need to track the progress of your staff we offer the Provider Access System (PAS). The PAS enables you to upload the email addresses of all the staff you want to take the modules and allows you to produce reports of progress and completion at group and individual levels.
ACT Awareness e-Learning is a new government funded counter terrorism awareness product designed for all UK based companies organisations – and now the general public. This is free to use, the course can be divided into short sections. However it takes just 45 minutes in total to complete .
The Home Office has produced a new Prevent e-Learning product to provide an introduction to Prevent aimed at objective two of the Prevent strategy – supporting vulnerable people. It has been developed to raise awareness of and explain Prevent within the wider safeguarding context.
Channel Training. The Police College has also developed a training module which raises awareness of the Channel support programme. Providers may find that this complements the ETF training modules.
ETF provides face to face training for the Prevent duty as it applies to ILPs, General Further Education Colleges, 6th Form Colleges and Adult Education Providers. See our booking system for further details of our in-house Prevent and British values offer.
Each institution should have a designated Prevent Officer – usually the Safeguarding Officer – you should make sure that you know who this is how to contact them if you have a concern in relation to preventing extremism.