AELP Webinar



Sam Slack, Regional HE/FE Prevent Coordinator East Midlands

Dept for Education

Since 2013 Sam has worked closely with a huge range of organisations across the HE & FE sectors supporting them to navigate the challenges presented by the Prevent Statutory Duty. Sam’s work has in particular focussed on issues connected to free speech as well as the challenges faced across the FE Skills sector of implementing the Prevent Duty. He recently conceived & wrote the DfE Work Based Learners Prevent Guidance document (available on

Sam has completed terrorism studies with Universities of Leiden, Maryland, Tel Aviv & Derby. He is qualified to the highest level as a Safeguarding Lead.

Prior to this Sam enjoyed a successful career in the Police as Senior Detective, firearms officer & commander & completed the national Police Senior Leadership Programme. He was Chair of a rape charity for 4 years until 2017 & remains a Trustee & active supporter.

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