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Working in Partnership to  recruit, develop and retain a workforce

The Surrey Children’s Services Academy (SCSA) provides a range of partnership safeguarding learning and development opportunities for people working with children, young people, and their families in Surrey.
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 learning 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.

The 2023-24 Learning and Development offer, details courses, workshops, and e-Learning which  can all be booked via Olive.

Please use the link below to register and book training:
Partnership Safeguarding Children Learning and Development

Further Guidance: Olive user guide for external partners

Olive – Frequently Asked Questions

For any queries or support needed around Olive please contact

To help you to navigate the learning and development opportunities available, we have created a SSCP Safeguarding-Training-Pathway with suggested learning content. However, each organisation may 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 going to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for your organisation or setting you are required to complete Working Together to Safeguard Children, Effective Family Resilience, Helping Families Early, Foundation Module 1 and 2 (all available via Olive) followed by the New to Role DSL training.

Educations setting’s can book on New to Role DSL and Refresher Training through Surrey Education Services.

Early Year’s setting’s can book this training through Early Year’s Learning Portal.

Working Together to Safeguard Children training can be accessed via Olive or it might be provided by your agency so check with your DSL or Training Lead.
In addition to the core offer that explores the child protection system, there are courses on specialist subjects such Neglect, Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Adolescents. The offer also includes learning events and Train the Trainer courses that disseminate learning from practice reviews, audits, CDOP and other processes.
Further learning and resources are available free of cost to partners via the communities of practice on the Care Knowledge platform. Take a minute to register and access a wealth of learning, digital resources and information.
If you have any questions, please contact us.