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

Foundation Module 2
Child Protection Plans and Core Groups


SSCB Multi-Agency Specialist Course

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 Sexual Exploitation
Level 2

Child Trafficking

The Dynamic Management of Neglect

Engaging Fathers and Significant Males in Safeguarding Children

Honour Based Violence  Forced
Marriage and FGM

Healthy Outcomes for Children who are Looked After (Pilot Training) Managing Allegations against Staff and Volunteers

Online Safety

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

Serious Case Reviews: Methodologies
and Participation

Safeguarding Disabled Children

Safeguarding Disabled Children with a focus on Children with Autism

Working with Disguised Compliance and Intimidation in Child Protection Signs of Safety Workshops
Serious Case Reviews Workshops

SSCB Conference: Under the Radar 2017

Train the Trainers
(SSCB Foundation Module 1 and 2)

Train the Trainers – Working Together to Safeguard Children, CSE and Cultural Competence

Trainers Update

Working Together to Safeguard Romani and Traveller Children


Keeping Children Safe in Sport

Click here to book your place


SSCB Conference 2018 

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 click here for further information about all Domestic Abuse related training available

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.

Tuesday 17th April – Ash Youth Centre

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 Managers

Action for carers are offering free training sessions for Professionals & Managers involved in the Caring sector – health, social services, education, voluntary, etc., which are being held in Surrey from April – July 2018.

The sessions provide the opportunities to meet, share, challenge and explore ideas with other professionals across services. Please see the below information about the courses on offer.

  1. Because Carers Count trainingThis is a popular multi agency carer awareness course which forms the foundation of all other carer related courses and are a must for anyone involved directly or indirectly with any form of service, support or intervention to ensure good practise in working with clients and families.
  2. Think Carer Think Family – Making it Real for Families and Young Carers This workshop explores how the Care Act 2014 & the Children & Families Act 2014 makes the rights of Carers including Parent Carers and Young Carers stronger and also, examine how you can take a more ‘whole family’ approach so as to prevent carer breakdown and ensure a stable environment for the cared for adult or child.

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.


Surrey Police Day of Memory event for victims of honour killing – Friday 13 July 2018

Surrey Police are proud to support the annual Day of Memory for victims of honour based abuse which is initiated by the Karma Nirvana charity. The annual commemoration falls on 14 July, the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, who was aged 17 when she was murdered by her parents in 2003 for refusing a forced marriage and being ‘too westernised’.

According to new research by Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) the number of cases of honour based violence, forced marriage and FGM reported to the police in the UK has increased by 53% since 2014, but only 5% make their way to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

14th July 1986 – 11th September 2003

Would you:

  • Recognise the warning signs of honour based abuse?
  • Know the prevalent communities?
  • Understand the trials of a forced marriage on young people?
  • Report long term absence and recognise the excuses that are often used?
  • Fulfil your duty of care and report it before it’s too late?A partnership approach to tackling honour based abuse and forced marriage is needed. In support of the Memorial Day, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is funding an event on Friday, 13 July from 9.15am – 1pm at Dorking Halls.

We believe that being aware is one step closer to safeguarding vulnerable people, who research shows are most at risk of forced marriage between the ages of 15-18. These are prime years for GCSE preparation and A-Level finals. Honour based abuse and forced marriage is happening in Surrey and since 2014 there have been about 127 reported cases, with 23 perpetrators being charged.

A partnership approach to tackling honour based abuse and forced marriage is needed. In support of the Memorial Day, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is funding an event on Friday, 13 July from 9.15am – 1pm at Dorking Halls.  Guest speakers include:

Charlotte Baker, co-founder of Not in My Classroom set up in response to the criminalisation of forced marriage.  Her presentation will cover:

  • An introduction to Forced Marriage
  • Spotting the warning signs
  • Useful resources
  • Case studies

Jaria, a survivor of Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage: Hear of her own personal experience, and how she escaped a forced and abusive marriage to set up a new life in the UK, now training as a social worker.

Followed by Q&A session with: The key speakers, Surrey Police Force Advisor DC Seema Taylor as well as local NGOs such as True Honour and Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF), who offer specialised support.

For any further information please contact DC Seema Taylor Seema.Taylor@surrey.pnn.police.uk  / tel: 01483 637217

To book this FREE event please click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/day-of-memory-honour-based-abuse-event-tickets-46718017849