What training do I need to do?
Please note: The Surrey Safeguarding Adult Board (SSAB) are not running any courses at the moment so all of the courses on our ‘Events & Courses Page’ are in relation to the SSCB, please ensure you contact the Surrey Safeguarding Children Board in relation to training courses and queries.
What Training Do I Need To Do?
Each organisation may be governed by or have their own guidance for staff about what safeguarding training you need to do. Therefore, speak to the safeguarding lead or training lead within your organisation to find out what applies to you.
If you are planning to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead for your organisation or setting you are required to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children, Foundation Module 1 and 2 followed by the New to Role Designated Safeguarding Lead training (for early years and schools only). Schools can book on New to Role Designated Safeguarding Lead training through the SSCB website which is being provided by the Surrey County Council Education Safeguarding Team. Other settings may have particular training requirements before you take on the DSL role, details of this will be available within your own organisation.
We have produced a SSCB Safeguarding Training Pathways amended March 2019 document which will also provide you with further information and guidance about what training you need to do. Please also find a Multi-agency Safeguarding Training Pathway March 2019 document for your use.
Working Together to Safeguard Children training should be provided by your agency. Face to face training should be delivered by your Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), commissioned externally or individual accessing online Working Together to Safeguard Children E-Learning via Surrey County Council or Surrey Skills Academy website. The SSCB has developed generic Working Together to Safeguard Children training materials which can be accessed via a password protected web page, please contact the SSCB Training Team for access to these materials.
If you are still unsure, please contact us
- Working Together to Safeguard Children induction training
- Safeguarding Training for Childcare Professionals (run by Surrey Early Help and Family Services teams)
- Designated Safeguarding Lead (formerly DCPO/CPLO) Training Pathway
- Schools Guide – Recommended Safeguarding Training Pathway Jun 2018 v1 – for Schools within Surrey
- Female Genital Mutilation Multi Agency Training Pathways
- CE multi agency training pathway Aug 2018
- Education Safeguarding Contact Details and Information
- Surrey Schools Safeguarding Training Pathway Jan 2018 – for SCC Schools and Learning Staff
Please note: Individual agencies are responsible for the delivery of induction level training. This also includes refresher training. To find out if you are exempt from completing this training, please refer to the Working Together to Safeguard Children exemption checklist
Working Together to Safeguard Children induction training should be updated every three years. If you are the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) you should update your training every two years.
If you are a school or other educational setting, you may be able to access this training through an independent approved provider. Alternatively a DSL within your school setting can train staff on Working Together to Safeguard Children training or staff can access an E-Learning version of this training on the Surrey Skills Academy website.
If you are a Surrey County Council employee, you can access a Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher e-learning course through ‘My Learning’ on the Portal.
For other organisations, you may wish to access a Working Together to Safeguard Children e-learning course (see below). Or, you may wish for a member of your organisation to become an approved SSCB trainer (see below) so that they can deliver the SSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher course to staff in house.
This e-learning course is delivered through the Surrey Skills Academy website (surreyskillsacademy.learningpool.com) The cost per user is £12.50 and payment to Surrey County Council will be taken prior to completing the course. If the user is not already registered with Surrey Skills Academy, they will need to do this before embarking on the course.
There may be a possibility for organisations to bulk buy access, Contact Gary Bennett Training & Development Service Partner, email@example.com
Please note: This E-learning is administered and managed by the Surrey Skills Academy team who own the website, they can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02085 417 213 if there are any user or technical issues.
SSCB WTSC Approved Training Register
If you wish to deliver WTSC training to your organisation, you will need to be included on the SSCB WTSC Approved Training Register. This will equip you with the skills to deliver Working Together to Safeguard Children induction and refresher training within your organisation. You will also be given access to the SSCB Working Together to Safeguard Children training materials.
To be included on this register you will need to attend the two day course Train the Trainers – Working Together to Safeguarding Children (see Our Training Programme )
Exemption please note, if you are a school (Maintained School/Academy/ Independent or Free School), in order to be able to deliver Working Together to Safeguard Children induction training in-house, your safeguarding lead must have completed Foundation Module 1 and 2 and have current DSL training. It is not a requirement that your safeguarding lead attends the SSCB Train the Trainers course however they may wish to attend for their continued professional development and if they plan to deliver more safeguarding training other than the Working Together to Safeguard Children Induction.
Child Exploitation (CE) Training
Child Exploitation (CE), including sexual exploitation, children who go missing, child trafficking, modern day slavery and gangs is a SSCB training priority. A CE multi agency training pathway Aug 2018 document has been developed to ensure that everyone is aware of CE and that all those working with children and young people are able to recognise and respond appropriately to ensure the safety and protection of those at risk from or experiencing CE. Please find this document attached below for your use.
Level 1 Child Exploitation E-learning (basic awareness)
This CE training developed by Surrey CC is for all staff working directly or indirectly in any capacity with children and young people. This must be completed before level 2 training. It can be accessed via Surrey Skills Academy website (surreyskillsacademy.learningpool.com).
Level 2 Child Exploitation Training (face to face training)
This training is for all professionals who work directly with children, young people and families and you must have completed level 1 before booking your place at booking.surreyscb.org.uk. Any advanced training around CE will need to be accessed via your own agency.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (formerly DCPO/CPLO) Training Pathway
A DSL in a school needs to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children training, Foundation Module 1 Multi Agency Safeguarding: Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding, Foundation Module 2 Child Protection Conferences, Plans and Core Groups (see Our Training Programme) and the New to Role Designated Safeguarding Lead training all provided by the SSCB. DSL’s Training needs to be updated every two years for the DSL Update courses arranged by their agency. Please contact the Education Safeguarding Team for information regarding DSL Update/Refresher courses.
A DSL can also contact the Education Safeguarding Team who will be able to offer advice, information and guidance to education settings on their safeguarding arrangements and practice. Please click here for information of how to contact the Education Safeguarding Team and other related information for DSL’s within school and educational settings.
A DSL in early year’s settings needs to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children training, Foundation Module 1 Introduction to Safeguarding, Foundation Module 2 Child Protection Plans and Core Groups. The Foundation Module 1 and Foundation Module 2 training is provided by the SSCB (see Our Training Programme and link to our events page here) . The DSL New to Role and DSL Refresher courses are provided by the Early Help and Supporting Children Team. Training needs to be updated every two years with the DSL Update/Refresher training courses provided by the Early Help and Family Services teams, they can be contacted area on the below emails dependant on area within Surrey, you can find their current training programme with dates and availability here