We support staff from Ofsted registered settings in Surrey with training.
Training in the 2018 spring term
- Safeguarding training for new practitioners
- Safeguarding refresher training for childcare professionals and home-based childcarers
- Designated Safeguarding Lead - combined new to role and refresher training
- Designated Safeguarding Lead Information Workshop – Operation Encompass
- Designated Safeguarding Lead Briefing – Signs of Safety
- REMA Hear our Voices Training
Safeguarding training for new practitioners
It's the designated safeguarding lead's responsibility to make sure that all staff in their setting are up to date with their knowledge and awareness of safeguarding children and young people.
New staff can complete the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board's Working Together to Safeguard Children e-learning course as part of their induction. You'll need to complete safeguarding refresher training every three years.
Childminders will complete safeguarding training as part of their Childminding Introduction Programme. You'll need to complete safeguarding refresher training every three years.
Safeguarding refresher training for childcare professionals and home-based childcarers
This is a three hour refresher workshop for existing childcare professionals and Ofsted registered home-based childcarers. It aims to give you the opportunity to develop your awareness and update your knowledge of what to do if you have concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.
- recognise abuse and understand the impact of abuse
- understand guidance and law relating to safeguarding children and what has changed
- identify what children and young people want and need to feel safe
- understand what multi-agency working means
- know what individuals need to do about reporting concerns, including other colleagues
- understand the importance of safe working practice.
Group settings: Book your place. There is a £25 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.
Home-based childcarers: Book your place. There is a £25 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.
Please note, you need to update your safeguarding training every three years by attending a refresher.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - combined new to role and refresher training
This one day workshop is aimed at those new to the role of designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or if you're in need of updating your Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) knowledge on child protection and safeguarding issues.
- the role and responsibilities of the DSL including sharing training with all setting staff
- policies, procedures and legislation and what has changed
- reporting concerns, whistle blowing and safe working practice
- dealing with allegations against staff and the role of the local authority designated officer (LADO)
- child protection plans and core groups.
DSLs must have completed the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) Working Together to Safeguard Children e-learning course. And if not already done so must attend or be booked on to the SSCB Multi-Agency Core Training, Foundation Modules 1 and 2.
Book your place. There is a £50 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.
- This workshop is not open to you if you work in a local education authority school.
- You need to update your DSL training every two years, by attending a Designated Safeguarding Lead workshop.
Designated Safeguarding Lead Information Workshop – Operation Encompass
For nurseries, full day care, pre-schools and sessional settings.
To attend this Designated Safeguarding Lead Information Workshop, you must be the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or deputy DSL at your setting who will take on the role of the 'key adult' in the delivery of this project.
The DSL/DDSL must be available at 10am every Monday to Friday to receive emailed notifications. You will need a DSL@ secure mailbox, provide evidence of your most recent safeguarding training and be prepared to sign a confidentiality contract at the workshop you attend.
As well as explaining the criteria for the project in more detail the workshop will also include domestic abuse training delivered by ESDAS (East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services).
Book your place.
Designated Safeguarding Lead Briefing – Signs of Safety
For all Designated Safeguarding Leads and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.
Signs of Safety is a new approach being used across Surrey to protect and safeguard children and young people and is one of the protective strands that comes out of Safer Surrey.
It will imbed a more constructive culture and way of working that uses the three houses risk assessment tool that looks at House of Worries, House of Good Things and House of Dreams to develop a safety plan.
This workshop looks at the language we use and record, what makes a good danger statement and how we should score these to determine the level of support a child or young person needs.
Book your place.
REMA Hear our Voices
English as an Additional Language Training
Do you work with children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL)? If so you are invited to attend the EAL training for Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) Nursery and Preschool settings.
The focus this term will be on: Hear Our Voices
- Welcoming new bilingual children and families
- The importance of using first language
- Building positive relationships with parents
- Developing strategies, activities and resources for promoting communication and language
Files available to download
- Learning Agreement (179.5 KB)
This Learning Agreement applies to practitioners going on training