The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to anyone.
The aims of this training are to
• Enable people to identify someone who may have thoughts of suicide • Enable people to speak to them in supportive manner, • Enable people to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.
Details of mental health crisis support in Surrey can be found at:
Children and young people Safe Haven: https://www.cyphaven.net/ Adult Safe Haven: https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/our-services/mental-health/safe-havens
Surrey Children’s’ Services Academy (SCSA) – Me Learning safeguarding digital learning
SCSA have commissioned a range of safeguarding and awareness e learning courses for practitioners, managers, volunteers and foster carers who work with children and families in Surrey. The courses have been categorised into relevant safeguarding levels for health and other organisations. These free courses include the following:
- Child Exploitation Introduction (level 2)
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Gangs and Youth Violence
- Online Safety-Risks to Children
- Bullying and Cybercrime
- Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery
- Domestic Abuse (30 minutes – level 2)
- Neglect (30 minutes – level 3)
- Hidden Harm-Parental Substance Misuse, Parental Mental Ill Health, Domestic Abuse (45 minutes- level 3)
- Safeguarding Children with Disabilities (30 minutes – level 2)
- Sexual Abuse and Recognising Grooming (lasts 1 hour – level 2)
- Self-Harm (l30 minutes – level 3)
- Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage (2 hours and 30 minutes has 5 modules – level3)
- Abuse Related to Beliefs in Witchcraft (1 hour and 30 minutes – level 3)
- Conscious bias and unconscious bias (30 mins- level 2)
- Suicide awareness, children and adults (45 mins- level 3)
Please self-register via the following link and then complete the various modules as required. Surrey Children’s Services Academy- Me Learning
ACT Online Induction Training
Online Induction Training about Therapeutic services for CYP who display Harmful Sexualised behaviour.
Hosted by the NSPCC, particularly useful for schools and educational settings. The E-Learning is hosted on the NSPCC website, if there is any technical issues please raise with the contact details on the NSPCC website.
This E-Learning is not hosted on our website, if there are any issues with the E-Learning please email the Home Office on Prevent.Training@homeoffice.x.gsi.gov.uk to advise about any technical issues.
Please also see here for FAQ’s around the E-Learning on the Home Office website.
Please find resources for Educate Against Hate below for your use:
In order to gain access the E-Learning due to the licenses you will need to be given access to a ‘Registration Code’ in order to register an account, which is SSA1234 (case sensitive) if there are technical issues please contact the HR Programme Support Team on the contact details below.
This E-Learning covers all staff working with children in their place of work, should take approximately 3 hours to go through and costs £25.00 per person.
Call: 0116 234 7246
After completing the course you will be able to:
- Identify what is meant by child abuse and keeping children safe.
- Describe the different types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect.
- Understand how to respond to concerns about the safety and welfare of children and know who to report to
- Understand what the process is for reporting your concerns and recording your observations.
The E-Learning is:
- CPD certified
- Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
- No previous child protection training needed.
- Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
- Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
- Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
- Includes film interviews with experts and practitioners in the field, interactive quizzes, film scenarios and reflective tasks to help you develop your understanding and confidence.
- Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a range of further information, training and downloadable resources to help you protect the children you work with.
To access these E-Learning courses you must register for a free SCIE account.
Seen and Heard video based e-learning session to help you build your awareness to make sure young people who have been abused are seen and heard (this package has been developed for health professionals however has many key messages for all professionals). You will need to create a free account in order to access this package.
Disability Matters: E-learning to Inform and Inspire. A range of e-learning tools from understanding disability to behaviour and disability.
MindEd E-Learning: A range of e-learning tools relevant to mental health and adolescents.
Online Safety E-Learning
‘Education for a connected world’ framework aimed at educators which describes the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives. This framework was published by the UKCCIS Education Working Group. Please also see the link below to the press release for the ‘Online Safety Initiatives’ that the government are planning on.
Safer Internet website: where practitioners can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Protect Children Against Online Bullying: where practitioners can download online resources which you can use with children and young people in your care to help protect themselves and others online.
Sexually Harmful Behaviour: where practitioners can find a Sexually Harmful Behaviour Research Briefing document available for download.
NSPCC Learning and Resources
NSPCC Learning launched
The NSPCC has launched NSPCC Learning, a new website with the latest child protection and safeguarding news, information and training. The new website brings together information and resources for professionals working in safeguarding and child protection in one central point including: the latest research, child protection statistics, leaflets, practical guidance, briefings and evaluations; and information on key topics including resources to keep children safe in schools and colleges.
Source: Introducing NSPCC Learning Date: 04 September 2018
Further information: NSPCC Learning
Managing sexualised behaviour in secondary schools: new online course
This new online course, available from the NSPCC, is for anyone working in secondary schools in the UK. The course will help you gain the skills to assess and manage incidents of sexualised behaviour within your school. An online course for primary schools is also available.
Source: NSPCC: Managing sexualised behaviour in schools
Read more on NSPCC Learning: Protecting children from online abuse
Talking to your Children about Emotional Resilience and Self Harm E-Learning – Link to E-Learning on the Virtual College website for parents, aims to provide essential information that empowers and equips parents to better communicate with their children on the issue of self harm
Gangs and Trafficking
Behind The Behaviour: Identifying the criminal exploitation of migrant children https://www.ecpat.org.uk/news/behind-the-behaviour
The Secret Gardeners: the trafficking of children from Vietnam – https://www.ecpat.org.uk/the-secret-gardeners
Free webinars on best practice in speaking to trafficked children / age assessment law: https://www.ecpat.org.uk/tools-for-practitioners
County Lines – YouTube video links below:
Introduction to Serious and Organised Crime for professionals who work with young people
Abuse linked to faith
Branded a Witch:
Advice for professionals who work with children accused of witchcraft: