Safeguarding and the Prevent Strategy


Prevent is one strand of the government's counter terrorism strategy known as CONTEST.

Surrey is a low risk county for terrorist activity, but we still need to be alert to tensions and extremist groups in our communities.

Concerned that someone you know may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism?

If you are a member of the public who is concerned that someone you know may be at risk of being drawn into terrorism, you have several options:

  • Contact Surrey Police by dialling 101
  • Report your concerns anonymously to CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111
  • Call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321

If it's an emergency, always dial 999.

For more information on Prevent, please visit the Healthy Surrey website.

If you would like to feedback your thoughts on how SAL promotes Prevent or Safeguarding in general, Lisa our Safeguarding Officer would like to hear from you.


We are proud that learners feel able to talk to us when they are facing difficulties or challenges in their lives. Usually learners choose to speak to their tutor in the first instance but sometimes learners speak to another member of SAL staff or contact one of the Safeguarding team directly.

SAL Safeguarding Team

  • Lisa Woodward, Safeguarding Officer - 01932 794504 or 07968 832445
  • Chrissie Walsh, Deputy Safeguarding Officer - 01932 794506 or 07968 833357

Internet safety

A handy pocket-sized leaflet has been produced by the charity South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) which gives parents, grandparents and carers ideas to consider about internet safety and useful links on the following topics:

  • Gaming
  • Bullying
  • Live streaming
  • Apps
  • Instant messaging

The leaflet can be downloaded for free or printed copies purchased from:

Online safety guidance for parents

If you would like further details but are unable to access the website, please speak to one of the Safeguarding team.

Focus on domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is never 'just' physical abuse. It is psychological, emotional, financial, sexual … anything at all in fact where one individual is exerting constant intimidating behaviours over their partner or family members. So what can you do:

  1. In an emergency always call 999.
  2. Speak to one of the SAL Safeguarding Officers.
  3. Call the Surrey Against Domestic Abuse (Your Sanctuary) helpline on 01483 776822. This is open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm.
  4. Speak to your GP in confidence.

Visit Surrey against domestic abuse website for more information.

  • Updated: 31 May 2020