Safeguarding Learning and Development for Partners

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 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 have spaces, which you can book onto through Olive:

DateTimeCourse title
13 February9am to 11am

Non-Fatal Strangulation / Suffocation

13 February9.30am to 10.30amAn Introduction to Care Knowledge for New Starters
15 February9.30am to 1.30pmDomestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour-Based Abuse (DASH), DA Risk Assessment (DARA), Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC)
15 February 10am to 1pm Managing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers
29 February9.30am to 1.30pmStalking
5 March9.30am to 1.30pmDomestic Homicide Reviews, Safeguarding Adult Reviews, and the Homicide/Suicide Timeline
5 March10am to 1pmContextual Safeguarding: Masterclass
6 March10am to 12pm Child Exploitation Workshop
7 March9.30am to 1.30pmIntroduction to Domestic Abuse
8 March9.30am to 1.30pmDomestic Abuse, Stalking, Harassment and Honour-Based Abuse (DASH), DA Risk Assessment (DARA), Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC)
11 March9am to 11pm Economic Abuse
13 March10am to 12pmTime for Kids: Induction Session
15 March9.30am to 1:30pmStalking
18 March9.30am to 1.30pmDomestic Abuse: Dynamics within the LGBTQ+ Population
19 March10am to 1pmSafeguarding Disabled Children - focus on Children with Autism
20 March10am to 1pmDesignated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): New to Role and Refresher Training (not for schools, colleges or early years settings)
22 March10am to 1pmSafeguarding Disabled Children
25 March9.30am to 1.30pmIntroduction to Domestic Abuse

Contact us

For further information, please contact us by email at surreychildrens.academy@surreycc.gov.uk. In the subject of the email, please include what the enquiry relates to.


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