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The Surrey Children’s Services Academy (SCSA) provides a range of partnership safeguarding workshops for practitioners, managers and volunteers working with children, young people and their families in Surrey.
The workshops reflect learning and good practice from case reviews, audits, domestic homicide reviews and child deaths as well as changes in legislation, policy and guidance.
We aim to share both national and local best practice through a range of digital and face to face workshops and learning events. This ensures that Surrey’s professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills to safeguard children and young people in Surrey.
The ethos is that our learning is multi agency, providing professionals with a vital opportunity to learn from each other and with each other; ensuring that professionals work together and share information within the safeguarding process to ensure positive outcomes for children and families.
Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP) Learning and Development Offer including e-learning, is now available by the Surrey Children Services Academy via the Olive learning management system.
Please use the link below to register and book training:
Partnership Safeguarding Children Learning and Development
Further Guidance: Olive user guide for external partners
Olive – Frequently Asked Questions
For any queries or support needed around Olive please contact OLIVEPartner.Support@surreycc.gov.uk
Each organisation may be governed by or have their own guidance for staff about what safeguarding training you need to do. Therefore, speak to the safeguarding lead or training lead within your organisation to find out what applies to you. In addition, we have produced a SSCP Safeguarding Training Pathways document which will also provide you with further information and guidance about what training you need to do.
If you are going to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for your organisation or setting you are required to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children, Effective Family Resilience, Helping Families Early, Foundation Module 1 and 2 followed by the New to Role DSL training. Schools can book on New to Role DSL for Education Provisions training through the SSCP website which is being provided by the Surrey County Council Education Safeguarding Team. DSL training is available for Early Years settings as ‘Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead – combined new to role and refresher training’ which can also be booked through the SSCP website. Other settings may have particular training requirements before you take on the DSL role. Details of this will be available within your own organisation.
Working Together to Safeguard Children training can be accessed via Olive or it might be provided by your agency so check with your DSL or Training Lead.
In addition to the core offer that explores the child protection system, there are courses on specialist subjects such Neglect, Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Adolescents. The offer also includes learning events and Train the Trainer courses that disseminate learning from practice reviews, audits, CDOP and other processes.
Further learning and resources are available free of cost to partners via the communities of practice on the Care Knowledge platform. Take a minute to register and access a wealth of learning, digital resources and information.
If you have any questions, please contact us.