Safeguarding Learning and Development for Partners

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Our role

Surrey Children's Services Academy (SCSA) provides multi agency safeguarding learning and development on behalf of the Surrey Safeguarding Children Partnership (SSCP). We refer to this as our Partnership Learning Offer which can be accessed by anyone working or volunteering with children and families in Surrey.

Our partnership learning offer

Our Partnership Learning Offer is multi-agency, which is where professionals from different organisations learn together. This helps colleagues to work together and share information and best practice within the safeguarding process to ensure positive outcomes for children and families.

Our Partnership Learning Offer consists of instructor-led courses (face to face and virtual), e-Learning, and self-service resources such as the Care Knowledge virtual library of books, research, and reports.

Courses and e-learning

To see the range of courses and e-learning we have on offer, you can view the Partnership Learning and Development Offer and the Training Pathways which is attached at the bottom of this page. You can also view the latest upcoming courses with spaces available.

If you would like to search for a particular course, log onto Olive and type 'SCSA' in the search bar to view our instructor-led courses and e-Learning offer. You can book any of our multi-agency partnership training via Olive.


Quick guides to using Olive

View the quick guides to learn more about booking and searching for courses on Olive.

Care Knowledge learning platform

Care Knowledge gives you access to a professional body of information to support you in your practice and professional development, as well as keeping you up to date.

How to register

You can register via Care Knowledge. If you have any questions regarding how to sign up please contact Care Knowledge.

Some of the resource you can access via your Care Knowledge subscription are:

  • The Bookshelf: a virtual library of social care books.
  • Research on various safeguarding subjects, including journals and audio.
  • Community groups and events (virtual and face-to-face).
  • Multimedia resource sets on various safeguarding subjects.

Training pathways

We have created the below training pathways to outline which learning may be most useful to you, based on your role. View the Training Pathways (PDF) to find out more.

Note: this is a suggested pathway; we recommend you follow your organisation's guidelines and requirements regarding training and development for your role.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

To become a compliant Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) in your organisation in Surrey, you are required to complete the following courses:

For those in education settings

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children: This course is available through e-through Olive, in setting, or equivalent.
  • Advanced Safeguarding in Surrey: You can book onto the course through Olive.
  • DSL: New to Role / Early Years DSL: New to Role: You can book onto this course through Education Safeguarding.

For those in non-education settings

You can book onto all of the courses listed below through Olive:

  • Safeguarding in Surrey
  • Advanced Safeguarding in Surrey
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): New to role

Please note: Your organisation may have additional guidelines and requirements around Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) training and development needs.

Other sources of learning and development

Professionals and volunteers will have access to learning and development through their own organisation, and multi-agency safeguarding learning and development through our Partnership Learning Offer.

Below are some other sources of learning and development which you may wish to access to further support your learning and development:

Upcoming sessions with spaces

The upcoming courses below still had spaces as at 18 April 2024, which you can book onto through Olive:

DateTime Course title

8 May 2024

9.30am to 1pm

Anti Victim Blaming Workshop

14 May 2024

9.30am to 1pm

Anti Victim Blaming Workshop

21 May 2024

10am to 1pm

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): New to Role and Refresher Training (not for schools, colleges or early years settings)

3 June 2024

9.30am to 12.30pm

Ritual Abuse Workshop

4 June 2024

10am to 4pm

Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A brief understanding of how Autism (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) impact Sexualised Behaviour

7 June 2024

10am to 12.30pm

Neglect: Partnership Workshop

11 and 12 June 2024

9.30am to 1pm

Safer Recruitment

12 June 2024

10am to 1pm

Managing Allegations Against Staff and Volunteers

12 June 2024

10am to 1pm

Information Sharing and Consent

13 June 2024

3pm to 4pm

Care Knowledge Introduction / Refresher Workshop

3 July 2024

10am to 12pm

Time for Kids Induction Session

8 July 2024

10am to 4pm

Safeguarding in Surrey

9 July 2024

10am to 12pm

Trainers' Update – Working Together to Safeguard Children

10/11 July 2024

9:30am to 1pm

Safer Recruitment

11 July 2024

10am to 4pm

Contextual Safeguarding: An Introduction for Professionals

12 July 2024

10am to 12.30pm

Working with Complexity

17/18 July 2024

9:15am to 2pm

Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)

18 July 2024

10am to 4pm

An Introduction to Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Young Children and Adolescents

19 July 2024

10am to 4pm

Advanced Safeguarding in Surrey

24 July 2024

10am to 4pm

Safeguarding in Surrey

31 July 2024

9:30am to 2.30pm

Effective Family Resilience incorporating Early Help Assessments

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