Our Training Programme

We have a large range of courses available – click on the course name to find out further details, pre-requisites and booking details.

Safeguarding Induction Training

Working Together to Safeguard Children E-Learning

Please note: The Surrey Skills Academy website is run and administered by the Surrey Skills Academy team within the Learning and Development Training Team but we are signposting to this E-Learning package on their website. They can be contacted on the info below with any queries in regards to the website itself.

Telephone: 02085 417 213

Email: surreyskillsacademy@surreycc.gov.uk

SSCB Multi-Agency Core Training

Foundation Module 1
Multi Agency Safeguarding Children: 

Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding

Foundation Module 2
Child Protection Conference, Plans and Core Groups

Please see text below regarding interim arrangements for DSL’s.

Interim Arrangements for DSL’s

DSLs will be considered as receiving appropriate training to carry out their role if they comply with the following criteria:

•             Successfully completed DSL New to Role training

•             Successfully completed SSCB Foundation Module 1 training

•             Attend the termly SCC DSL Network Meeting

•             When training dates are published, a booking is requested and secured to attend the next available SSCB Foundation Module 2 (Child Protection Conference, Plans and Core Groups)

Support and guidance regarding preparation and attendance for Child Protection Conference and Core Groups can be obtained from the Education Safeguarding Team.

Any enquiries or request for advice and support should be emailed to education.safeguarding@surreycc.gov.uk


SSCB Multi-Agency Specialist Training

Building Professional Confidence in Responding to Self Harm

Children and Young People Who Harm Sexually – An Introduction

Child Death Review Process in Surrey and the Lessons Learnt: The role and responsibilities of professionals involved in child deaths

Child Exploitation
Level 2

Child Trafficking


Engaging Fathers and Significant Males in Safeguarding Children

Honour Based Violence, Forced
Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

Healthy Outcomes for Children who are Looked After Managing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers

Online Safety: Introductory workshop for practitioners

Parental Substance Misuse and its Impact on Children

Professional Challenge

Understanding and Working With Children and Young People Affected by Sexual Abuse

Raising awareness of abuse linked to faith and spirituality

Safeguarding Disabled Children

Safeguarding Disabled Children with a focus on Children with Autism

Serious Case Reviews Workshops

Working With Resistant Parents: (Formally Disguised Compliance training) Train the Trainers
(SSCB Foundation Module 1 and 2)

Train the Trainers – Working Together to Safeguard Children

Other multi agency training and events


Domestic Abuse: Legal Framework
(Half day)
Domestic Abuse: Understanding the Multi-Agency Approach (One day) Domestic Abuse: Safely Engaging With Perpetrators
(One day)

Domestic Abuse within the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Population (Half day)

Domestic Abuse: Working with Children Affected by Domestic Abuse
(Two days)
Early Help Training
Early Help Assessments and Team around the Family
Gypsy Romani Traveller Cultural Awareness Training
Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board training programme Surrey Supporting Families Courses

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Usually within schools or educational settings there will be a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who will have the materials to deliver this training in house for staff however there is an E-Learning alternative of this training held via the Surrey Skills Academy website which is available for £12.50. To undertake this E-Learning you will need to create an account with the website and pay through the website in order to do the E-Learning.

Please note: This website is administered and managed by the Surrey Skills Academy team, they can be contacted on the below details:

Telephone: 02085 417 213

Email: surreyskillsacademy@surreycc.gov.uk

DSL New to Role / DSL Refresher training

Please be aware that we do NOT run this training ourselves.

Educational settings will either need to contact Babcock 4S who run these safeguarding training courses for schools and other educational settings, I have put their details below for you:


0800 073 4444 (ext. 835008 for training)

Early Years Practitioners and settings will need to book onto this training via the Supporting Children Team within Surrey Family Services, their training programme and information can be found here

It is listed under their training programme as ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead – combined new to role and refresher training’

If you wish to contact them they can be contacted by area within Surrey on the below email addresses or by phoning 01372 833833





Early Help Assessment (EHA) Training

Unfortunately all Early Help Training going forward has been put on hold due to the availability of trainers.

This training is organised externally by the Early Help Team who have asked us to cancel all the current sessions. If you need to find out more information about this training or dates going forward then please contact the Early Help Training Team on earlyhelptraining@surreycc.gov.uk

Domestic Abuse Training

Please find the latest training programme document from April 2018 with dates and information for all Domestic Abuse related training taking place going forwards.

Domestic Abuse Training Programme April 2018

If you are interested in attending any of the dates listed on the programme document please contact the Learning and Development Team within Surrey County Council with a filled in application form (please find blank application form below).


Everybody’s Business

Basic child and adolescent mental health awareness for professionals and volunteers who work directly with children and young people Multi-agency Training (Two-days)

Everybody’s Business is training from Surrey County Council for:
– Identifying and supporting factors which contribute to good mental health in children and young people
– To be able to identify signs that a child or young person is struggling with their mental health
– To be able to clarify your role and responsibility within your agency in responding at an early stage to a child or young person
– To be able to access or signpost appropriate services to support the child or young person, and understand what CAMHS can offer.

To apply for a place on these courses contact: learning.development@surreycc.gov.uk

You will need to apply for the place via application form which is linked below.

Training Application Form


GRT Cultural Awareness training

Half day courses are now in place, new dates will be confirmed asap.

To apply for a place on the above course please contact the Learning and Development Training Team on learning.development@surreycc.gov.uk 

If you are interested please fill in the below application form and send onto the Learning and Development Training Team within Surrey County Council (please find blank application form below)


Directly employed by SCC – please apply online via MyLearning (just do search for ‘Gypsy’)

Not directly employed by SCC – please apply via Surrey Skills Academy: http://surreyskillsacademy.learningpool.com/mod/page/view.php?id=796


Action for Carers – Free Training Sessions for Professionals and Manager

If interested please contact the Action for Carers Training Team on Training@actionforcarers.org.uk or phone 01883 626264. They have a booking form process so please click the above links for the form/flyers and contact their team who will be able to advise.

Active Surrey – Safeguarding Training Opportunities for coaches and sports club staff

If you are a sports club staff or a coach please find a list of related safeguarding workshops being run by Active Surrey for your use below.