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

Please note: The Surrey Skills Academy website is run and administered by the Surrey Skills Academy team within the Learning and Development Training Team but we are signposting to this E-Learning package on their website. Please bear in mind that to register via their website you will need a ‘Registration Code’ from the Surrey Skills Academy Team, please contact them directly for this on the details below:

Telephone: 020 8541 9000

Email: surreyskillsacademy@surreycc.gov.uk

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



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

New to Role Designated Safeguarding Lead training for Education Provisions in Surrey

Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead – combined new to role and refresher training

Working Together to Safeguard Children for Early Years Practitioners & Home Based Carers



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

Serious Case Reviews Workshops

Working With Resistant Parents: (Formerly Disguised Compliance training)

Train the Trainers
(SSCP Foundation Module 1 and 2)

Train the Trainers – Working Together to Safeguard Children

Other multi agency training and events


Child Sexual Exploitation & Child exploitation (Kingston & Richmond LSCB)
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)
Early Help Training
Early Help Assessments and Team around the Family
Gypsy Romani Traveller Cultural Awareness Training
Surrey Safeguarding Adults Partnership training programme Surrey Supporting Families Courses
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)

Please be aware that DSL training dates for schools and early years are now being offered on the SSCP website by the Education Safeguarding Team, the dates are advertised under the course title ‘New to Role Designated Safeguarding Lead training for Education Provisions in Surrey’, ‘DSL Update Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads in Surrey Education Provisions’ for schools and ‘Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead – combined new to role and refresher training’ specifically for early years settings. The cost of the training is £75.00 for each place for schools and £50.00 for early years delegates and a number of dates are advertised.

Please be aware that there are separate courses for education and early years so please ensure that you book on the correct course for your setting, if you have any issues please email sscb.training@surreycc.gov.uk

Early Help Assessment (EHA) Training

Unfortunately all Early Help Training going forward has been put on hold due to the availability of trainers.

This training is organised externally by the Early Help Team who have asked us to cancel all the current sessions. If you need to find out more information about this training or dates going forward then please contact the Early Help Training Team on earlyhelptraining@surreycc.gov.uk

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.

Domestic Abuse E-Learning

Please be advised there is online training on the subject which is ‘Domestic Abuse E-Learning’ this can be accessed through the Surrey Skills Academy platform for online training via the link above, to access the training you will need to register first which requires a registration code which is SSA1234 (case sensitive).

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 virtual training flyer 2020-21

Training-Application-Form (1)


GRT Cultural Awareness training

Half day courses are now in place, new dates will be confirmed asap.

To apply for a place on the above course please contact the Learning and Development Training Team on learning.development@surreycc.gov.uk 

If you are interested please fill in the below application form and send onto the Learning and Development Training Team within Surrey County Council (please find blank application form below)


Directly employed by SCC – please apply online via MyLearning (just do search for ‘Gypsy’)

Not directly employed by SCC – please apply via Surrey Skills Academy: SAP Success Factors


Action for Carers – Free Training Sessions for Professionals and Manager

If interested please contact the Action for Carers Training Team on Training@actionforcarers.org.uk or phone 01883 626264. They have a booking form process so please click the above links for the form/flyers and contact their team who will be able to advise.

Active Surrey – Safeguarding Training Opportunities for coaches and sports club staff

If you are a sports club staff or a coach please find a list of related safeguarding workshops being run by Active Surrey for your use below.


Because Carers Count Training

This popular multi agency introductory course provides 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. At this training session, you will also get to hear more about the new national Carers Action Plan 2018 to 2020 which builds on the national Carers Strategy and Care Act 2014.

Who should attend?

“Because Carers Count” is open to anyone working with carers (including young carers and parent carers) from a variety of professional backgrounds and experience. This can include managers or planners of services, front line staff working in health or social care or education or people more indirectly involved. All can gain a greater understanding of carers’ issues and what our legal responsibilities are to carers in the light of recent legislation and guidance.

Please find the attached flyer here for information and application.

Think Carer, Think Family Training

This workshop gives practitioners across the health and social care statutory, independent and voluntary sector the opportunity to consider together how to support carers of all ages by developing a whole family, personalised and strengths based approach.

Commissioners, practitioners and providers have important duties with regards to Carers of all ages which are outlined within the Care Act 2014, The Children & Families Act 2014, the Health and Social Care Act 2012, NHS England Commitment to Carers 2014, and the most recently Government’s Carers Action Plan 2018-20 and NHS (England) Long Term Plan 2019.   CQC also require evidence of carer and family involvement in their key lines of enquiry.

National and local policies and guidance also emphasise the importance of ensuring there is ‘no wrong door’ for young carers and that whoever or however a family in need comes into contact with an organisation, that a common approach and pathway is followed so as to ensure young people are protected from caring roles that impact upon their life chances.

It is therefore vital everyone delivering health and social care support understands how to meet their legal and local practice responsibilities to both adult and young carers.

Appropriate for: Practitioners from across the statutory, independent and voluntary sector who have contact with carers, young carers and the wider family in their health and social care practice.

Please find attached flyer here for information and application.

Assessment Consultation Therapy Training

Please find attached the Flyer for further information. Please contact Act@surreycc.gov.uk for information regarding booking on one of their online inductions. Please refer to the flyer for specific dates and venue information.