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Surrey Children’s Services Academy list of courses for 2021-2022

Date: Thursday, 09th Sep 2021 | Category: Training


SCSA Partnership Learning Offer 2021 – 2022

The SCSA has commissioned the following instructor-led learning events for the academic year 2021 – 2022. Although the events are listed alphabetically, the learning offer is aligned to the SSCP priorities. If you are unsure about what learning you need to attend, please consult the SSCP safeguarding training pathways document and speak to your manager. You can find a description, dates, fees where applicable and booking availability for each of the learning events on Olive.

  • Contextual safeguarding: introduction to practitioners in Surrey
  • Contextual safeguarding: introduction to practitioners in Surrey (masterclass)
  • DA: DASH risk assessment awareness training
  • DA: Dynamics within the LGBT+ population
  • DA: Impact on children and parenting capacity
  • DA: Safely engaging with perpetrators
  • DA: The legal framework
  • DA: Understanding coercive control & the multi-agency framework
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) refresher (non-education)
  • Early Help Assessment: helping families early
  • Effective family resilience: levels of need and thresholds for intervention
  • Engagement with fathers and significant males in child protection
  • Everybody’s business: a workshop on mental health and emotional wellbeing awareness
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) workshop
  • Foundation Module 1: family resilience and family safeguarding
  • Foundation Module 2: CP conferences, plans and core groups
  • Foundation Module 3: information sharing and consent
  • Graded Care Profile 2 (includes train the trainer and refresher sessions)
  • Healthy outcomes for children who are looked after
  • Honour based violence and forced marriage workshop
  • Managing allegations against staff and volunteers
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neglect: partnership workshop
  • Safeguarding children with disabilities
  • Safeguarding children with disabilities (focus on autism)
  • Safer recruitment
  • Sexual violence against men and boys: SARC awareness workshop
  • Substance misuse and impact on parenting
  • Substance use in young people
  • Supporting prisoners’ families
  • Train the Trainer: Learning from practice*
  • Train the Trainer: Working together to safeguard children
  • Trainers update: Working together to safeguard children
  • Understanding and supporting young people who have experienced sexual violence
  • Working in complexity: resistance, evasion, or hidden compliance

*This programme is targeted to practitioners in partner organisations who would like to join a group of practitioners to disseminate learning from practice reviews, audits and similar processes within the partnership to their own organisations. If you are interested, please talk to your manager and contact:

In addition to the above learning events, practitioners can access online learning – via Olive and free of charge – on a wide variety of subjects, such as:

  • human trafficking and modern-day slavery
  • neglect
  • Domestic Abuse
  • child sexual exploitation
  • gangs and youth violence
  • family network meetings
  • self-harm
  • abuse related to beliefs in witchcraft
  • unconscious bias
  • bullying and cyberbullying
  • online safety risks to children
  • sexual abuse and recognising grooming
  • substance misuse
  • suicide awareness


Furthermore, practitioners have access to the careKNOLWEDGE platform, the learning resources available there as well as the four communities of practice on neglect, domestic abuse, child exploitation and children with SEND. We strongly encourage practitioners to utilise this free resource to access good quality learning resources but more importantly for the unique opportunity it offers for online networking, peer learning and support. Please register for a free members’ account to access the communities of practice and the online content of the platform. The SCSA will arrange for new user and refresher workshops and dates for these will be published on Olive in autumn 2021.

Finally, the SCSA is developing several digital products to supplement and enhance the existing learning offer. Information on these will be available upon completion via the SCSA and SSCP communications channels.

For enquiries about the learning offer, please contact:

For support with the Olive learning management system, please contact: