Dates on Application
Course Duration: Two day theory and practical course to introduce the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® philosophy and where required some early Physical Interventions.
Target Audience: The course is designed for personnel employed in education, social care or healthcare services who are required to support individuals who may present with challenging behaviours. This course forms the pre-requisite training for potential PROACT-SCIPr-UK® Instructor candidates. Delegates will usually be in a supporting role within their organisation which provides services for children, young people or adults with:
- Children and adults with a learning disability.
- Children and adults with autistic spectrum conditions.
- Pupils with special educational needs.
- Children with additional needs that may result in socially inappropriate behaviour(s).
- Children with social and emotional difficulties associated with behaviours that challenge.
- Adults with a learning disability and/or autism who are detained under the Mental Health Act.
- Children and young people (up to the age of 19) who are detained in semi-secure and secure settings or who are detained under the Mental Health Act.
- Families and family carers, including foster carers, those offering short breaks and support to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and social emotional behavioural difficulties.
Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes:
- Delegates will have an understanding of challenging behaviour.
- Delegates will have an understanding of how personal attitudes and beliefs can impact upon their work.
- Delegates will understand the importance of the use of early intervention strategies to meet an individual’s needs before challenging behaviour occurs.
- Delegates will understand the importance of risk management when working with individuals who may present with challenging behaviours.
- Delegates will have an understanding of the importance of recognising early warning signs and how to use calming techniques when supporting an individual who may challenge.
- Delegates will have an understanding of how proactive strategies are effective in reducing the frequency of challenging behaviour.
- Delegates will have an understanding of the law and guidance as it applies to their work when supporting an individual using the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® approach.
- Delegates will have an understanding of crisis situations and how they can have both a physical and emotional impact upon themselves, their colleagues and the individuals they support.
- Delegates will have an understanding of the importance of health and safety when using physical interventions.
- Delegates will have an understanding of a least restrictive approach and that physical interventions should be used only as a last resort.