Sam Slack

Sam works for the Dept for Education & has been the East Midlands Regional HE/FE Prevent Lead for over 5 years now (he also covered the North East region for almost 3 years from early 2015) & has extensive experience of supporting a wide range of institutions & organisations to embed Prevent & protect learners from extremism & radicalisation. Sam’s work has recently particularly focussed on the work based learning sector & tailoring good practices already established elsewhere to support organisations who face the challenge of embedding Prevent into their work & their broader safeguarding responsibilities.


Additionally Sam is a longstanding Trustee of an East Midlands rape charity of which he was Chair for 4 years until November last year.  


Sam has recently completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Understanding Radicalisation at the University of Derby as completing previous terrorism studies with Leiden University, University of Maryland & Tel Aviv University.

Prior to his work with Prevent Sam was a senior police officer in Derbyshire, serving for 31 years, during most of which he was engaged in serious crime & murder investigation as well as establishing the county’s first dedicated rape investigation team, & was a firearms officer, a firearms incident commander & led a number of force business projects.



Presentation overview


Sam will clarify what the Prevent Strategy & the Prevent Statutory Duty mean for providers in the FE & Skills sector. Why have we got this duty & what does it mean to apprentice providers? What are British Values & why is it so important.


The session will provide useful pointers for those new to the journey of embedding Prevent, & wider safeguarding requirements, into their organisations as well as those who have already begun their work towards compliance with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework. Sam will give an insight into what providers need to have in place, how to make it work in a work based environment & importantly how they can access training, support & useful networks to help them along then way.