Our Training Programme

We have a large range of courses available – click on the course name to find out further details, pre-requisites and booking details.

Partnership Safeguarding Training Offer

As a result of, and in order to support, the extraordinary pressure and challenges being placed upon our partners to manage the current impact of COVID-19 in Surrey the SCS Academy have suspended all partnership face to face training. 

We will offer virtual training from  Sept 2020-2021. Details of the programme will be available from late July/early August.

Learners can still access any of the e-learning modules outlined on the web site and through Me Learning 

Safeguarding Induction Training

Working Together to Safeguard Children E-Learning



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)
o Child Sexual Exploitation
o Gangs and Youth Violence
o Online Safety-Risks to Children
o Bullying and Cybercrime
o 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 https://scsa.melearning.university/course_centre

Everybody’s Business Mental Health Awareness Training

Basic child and adolescent mental health awareness for professionals and volunteers who work directly with children and young people Multi-agency Training (Two-days)
Everybody’s Business is training from Surrey County Council for:
– Identifying and supporting factors which contribute to good mental health in children and young people
– To be able to identify signs that a child or young person is struggling with their mental health
– To be able to clarify your role and responsibility within your agency in responding at an early stage to a child or young person
– To be able to access or signpost appropriate services to support the child or young person, and understand what CAMHS can offer.
To apply for a place on these courses contact: mailto:surreychildrens.academy@surreycc.gov.uk
Please find the attached flyer for the training as well as an application form, you will need to apply for the place via application form which is linked below for your use.
Everybody’s Business mental health awareness Everybody’s Business mental health awareness virtual training flyer 2020-21


SSCP Multi-Agency Core Training

Foundation Module 1
Multi Agency Safeguarding Children: 

Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding

Foundation Module 2
Child Protection Conference, Plans and Core Groups


SSCP Multi-Agency Specialist Training

Building Professional Confidence in Responding to Self Harm

Children and Young People Who Harm Sexually – An Introduction

Child Death Review Process in Surrey and the Lessons Learnt: The role and responsibilities of professionals involved in child deaths

Child Exploitation
Level 2

Child Trafficking


Effective Family Resilience SSCP Workshop

Engaging Fathers and Significant Males in Safeguarding Children

Honour Based Violence, Forced
Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

Healthy Outcomes for Children who are Looked After

Managing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers Online Safety: Introductory workshop for practitioners

Parental Substance Misuse and its Impact on Children

Professional Challenge

Understanding and Working With Children and Young People Affected by Sexual Abuse

Raising awareness of abuse linked to faith and spirituality

Safeguarding Disabled Children

Safeguarding Disabled Children with a focus on Children with Autism

Working With Resistant Parents: (Formerly Disguised Compliance training)

Other multi agency training and events

Domestic Abuse: Legal Framework
(Half day)
Domestic Abuse: Understanding the Multi-Agency Approach (One day)

Domestic Abuse: Safely Engaging With Perpetrators
(One day)

Domestic Abuse within the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Population (Half day)
Domestic Abuse: Working with Children Affected by Domestic Abuse
(Two days)
Domestic Abuse and MARAC Training (Kingston & Richmond LSCB)
Gypsy Romani Traveller Cultural Awareness Training
Surrey Safeguarding Adults Partnership training programme Because Carers Count Training
What is Total Respect?

Contact: Children’s Rights Service


01483 519464


Working Together to Safeguard Children

Usually within schools or educational settings there will be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will have the materials to deliver this training in house for staff however there is an E-Learning alternative of this training held via the Surrey Skills Academy website, to undertake this e-learning you will need to register with the website which requires a registration code which is SSA1234 (case sensitive)

Please note: This website is administered and managed by the HR Programme Support Team, they can be contacted on the below details:

Telephone: 02085 417 213

Email: hrprogramme.support@surreycc.gov.uk

DSL New to Role / DSL Refresher training (Schools and Early Years)

Schools DSL workshops are no longer advertised on the SSCP website. Booking is via Services for Schools http://servicesforschools.surreycc.gov.uk/Training with further information via education.safeguarding@surreycc.gov.uk

Early Years DSL workshops can still be booked via the SSCP website until later in 2020 when they will transfer to Services for Schools.

Helping Families Early; Early Help Assessment (EHA) Training

Dates now on the SSCP website.

Domestic Abuse Training

A message from the Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership

The Surrey Domestic Abuse Partnership is aware that the measures that the government have taken to reduce the spread of Covid-19 will put survivors of domestic abuse at further risk. Being unable to leave the home will make accessing support even more difficult and being isolated at home with a perpetrator increases the risk of serious harm or worse.

For this reason we are determined that all our services will remain open to support those who need us. We have put contingency plans in place to enable to us to continue running our services and we are working with our partners to develop new working practices and protocols to help us deal with the current crisis.

Our community outreach services are still open to referrals although this service will be delivered remotely and the confidential Your Sanctuary DA Helpline and on-line chat service is available for anybody seeking information or support. The refuge network both in Surrey and across England and Wales are working hard to keep women and their children safe and can be accessed through the Your Sanctuary helpline.

The Government has issued guidance for people who are experiencing, or feel at risk of, domestic abuse.

GRT Cultural Awareness training

Dates will be confirmed asap


4 Training  Events – Via ZOOM  27 Jan  / 23 Feb  / 15 Mar  / 25 Mar     –    2021

Due to requests from professionals to continue these popular free training sessions (despite the current Covid period), we are pleased to announce our zoom sessions for 2021!!

This popular multi agency introductory course has been a benchmark for over 22 years, providing a thought provoking insight into the difficulties unpaid carers face in looking after a family member or friend.  Although the Care Acts in 2014 put in place stronger duties on both local and health authorities to support carers, latest research reveals there is still some way to go in ensuring carers are recognised and get the support they need. Carers are now facing even greater challenges with the Covid pandemic as they are put under huge pressure to provide more care to their older, sick or disabled family or friends.   This is all in the context of the Government passing the Coronavirus Act 2020 and publishing statutory guidance on the Care Act 2014 ‘easements’ and Emergency Measures.

Whether you work in health, social care or the independent/voluntary sector, it is therefore vital to ensure you are Care Act Compliant, keeping up to date with new thinking and best practice in working with carers.

Because Carers Count flyer Jan – March 2021