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Learning and development with SCSA

The Surrey Children's Services Academy (SCSA) provides a range of multi-agency safeguarding training for practitioners, managers and volunteers working with children, young people and their families in Surrey.

Our training reflects learning and good practice from case reviews, audits, domestic homicide reviews and child deaths as well as changes in legislation 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 training 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.


Digital Learning

Working Together to Safeguard Children (SurreyCC) e-learning

If you need to update your basic safeguarding knowledge or are new to working with children and families in Surrey, the WTSC online course covers:

  • What is abuse (physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect) including child exploitation, honour based violence, radicalisation and extremism, online exploitation and the impact of domestic abuse
  • Recognising signs and behaviours which may be related to abuse or neglect
  • What to do if you are worried about a child or young person
  • Surrey's Effective Family Resilience (Levels of need) and Request for Support process including Children's Single Point of Access (C-Spa) contact details

Access:

  • Surrey practitioners and managers via Olive (Surrey's Learning and management system)
  • Non SurreyCC staff, partner agencies, voluntary sector and volunteers: You first need to register (top right), request a code and then you are redirected to the WTSC e learning on Olive.

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SCSA - Me Learning safeguarding digital learning

SCSA have commissioned a range of safeguarding e learning courses for practitioners, managers, volunteers and foster carers who work with children and families in Surrey.

These are free courses for all and include the following:

  • Child Exploitation Introduction
    • Child Sexual Exploitation level 1 and 2
    • Gangs and Youth Violence
    • Online Safety-Risks to Children
    • Bullying and Cybercrime
    • Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Hidden Harm-Parental Substance Misuse, Parental Mental Ill Health, Domestic Abuse
  • Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
  • Sexual Abuse and Recognising Grooming
  • Self-Harm
  • Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
  • Abuse Related to Beliefs in Witchcraft

Please self-register via the following link and then complete the various modules as required.

Surrey Children's Services Academy - Me Learning

For further information or assistance with the Me Learning modules please contact surreychildrens.academy@surreycc.gov.uk

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SCSA face-to-face training

The SCSA, in line with government guidance, has currently ceased all classroom-based events. However, when face to face learning is permitted again our offer will resume.

As before, the offer includes a suite of core safeguarding courses, that are mandatory for safeguarding leads across the Surrey partnership, as well as specialist courses that target individual practitioner groups or explore specific themes in depth.

Our core safeguarding offer consists of

  • Foundation Module 1: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Children – Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding and Foundation
  • Module 2: Child Protection Conferences, Plans and Core Groups. Foundation

Module 1 explores attitudes and values which affect the practice of safeguarding, develops and awareness of current legislation and guidance, considers thresholds and decision-making as well as interagency roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding process.

Emphasis is given to the newly established practice model in Surrey, i.e. Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding. In Foundation

Module 2 participants explore the process of child protection conferences and gain a thorough understanding of the roles and contributions of practitioners in this process. They also consider child protection plans and the function of core groups.

Our specialist learning offer includes topics such as child exploitation, domestic abuse, neglect, parental substance misuse, self-harm, safeguarding disabled children, female genital mutilation etc. Participants in these courses have the opportunity to explore the topics in depth and enhance their knowledge and skills further.

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Fearless in Surrey - Crimestoppers

Fearless.org is a youth service of the Charity Crimestoppers. It is aimed at 11 to 16 year olds and helps empower young people to make positive, informed decisions about reporting crime. This organisation offers e learning packages and activities for young people.

Please read both of the linked documents from Emily Drew of Fearless. Emily represents the youth service, supporting Crimestoppers in Surrey to help children in schools, promoting a number of e-learning packages and an update on the ongoing activities undertaken by Fearless, to support children in Surrey.

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Assessment Consultation Therapy Online Induction Training

Online Induction Training about Therapeutic services for CYP who display Harmful Sexualised behaviour.