Training for professionals
SAFE! is an accredited training centre of the Protective Behaviours Consortium CIC (PBC) and delivers several training courses across the Thames Valley throughout the year.
We offer a range of Protective Behaviours training opportunities for professionals. Our training is designed to be as flexible as possible. We recognise the demands and challenges faced by organisations and their workforce. Protective Behaviours training provides a unique opportunity for individuals and teams to gain knowledge and skills in using PBs to suit a wide variety of interventions, support and develop practice to meet the needs of their client group.
These courses are aimed at professionals working with children and young adults in various capacities. For further details on the courses we offer and dates they are running see below.
Protective Behaviours Taster session
Not yet joined a Protective Behaviours Course? This is the ideal introduction to the key ideas of the Protective Behaviours Process.
- A good opportunity to find out what it's all about.
- Explore how it can support your current work.
- Find out how PBs can be used in a variety of settings and organisations.
- Consider why Protective Behaviours can support trauma-informed practices, is solution-focused, promotes good well-being and develops resilience.
This short FREE taster session will provide individuals, managers, service leads and commissioners with an opportunity to explore what Protective Behaviours can offer to you and your teams/organisations as an effective, flexible, adaptable tool, in a wide range of services.
Protective Behaviours Principles and Strategies
This course has been designed to provide the underpinning Protective Behaviours knowledge and understanding of the five key elements of the Process. It highlights the fundamental ideas and PB Principles that create the framework and introduces the main Strategies for putting the Process into Practice. The course explores the effect of trauma on a person and demonstrates how Protective Behaviours can support change.
This course can be completed as a stand-alone course/unit or alongside the Protective Behaviours into Practice course to achieve the full Foundation level. You can also attend the PB into Practice at a later date to suit your needs.
Aims & Objectives:
Protective Behaviours Principles and Strategies into Practice
This course has been designed to provide the practical approaches and application of the underpinning Protective Behaviours Principles and Strategies. It highlights key approaches of how individuals can apply the PB elements to support their right to feel safe. The course explores the use of protective behaviours for solution-focused approaches and in supporting individuals' well-being. It demonstrates how Protective Behaviours can support change.
This course can be completed as a stand-alone course/unit or alongside the Protective Behaviours into Practice course to achieve the full Foundation level. However, you will need to have attended the Principles and Strategies unit before completing this course.
Aims & Objectives:
PBC Foundation Level in Protective Behaviours
The Foundation Level Protective Behaviour Course is the leading, most popular course for learning about the Protective Behaviours Process. It provides in-depth knowledge of all the Principles and Strategies and develops an understanding of the practical application of Protective Behaviours in a range of relevant contexts. This is a valuable course for developing professional practice, implementing good safeguarding practices, and to improving personal wellbeing. It is a unique opportunity to understand the 5 elements of protective behaviours along with the practical strategies to implement them. Learners leave this course feeling confident as Protective Behaviours Practitioners.
Progression pathway: PBC Intermediate Level Protective Behaviours Course; Protective Behaviours workshops.
Aims & Objectives:
- Recognise the importance of the two themes of Protective Behaviours to support the universal requirement to ‘feel safe’.
- Be familiar with underpinning concepts and specific Protective Behaviours Strategies to enable individuals to apply these life skills.
- Recognise the effect of unwritten rules on individual well-being, professional practice and workplace culture.
- Understand how the use of safe, empowering language is effective in changing attitudes and can help individuals to feel safe.
- Consider ways of changing practice on a personal level, within the workplace and with service users.
- Receive “Protective Behaviours: Principles and Strategies” e-manual.
The Foundation level can be achieved by attending the 2-day or equivalent course, or alternatively, you can attend the Principles and Strategies 1-day or equivalent course to achieve unit 1 and attend unit 2, Protective Behaviours Into Practice course.
We offer discount to those booking both units at the same time.
Protective Behaviours Intermediate (Champions) Level Course
The PBC Intermediate Level Protective Behaviours course is offered to people who have completed a Protective Behaviours Foundation Level course. The course provides professional development and progression onto a higher-level Protective Behaviours course. It enables participants to feel more competent as PB practitioners by deepening their understanding of the PB Process. By extending their knowledge and skills they can take on a lead role as a Protective Behaviours ‘Champion’. They will be more able and effective in embedding PBs, not only at a practical level but a strategic and cultural level within teams and organisations.
Champions have a significant role in supporting the continued professional development of colleagues in their workplace and ensuring lifelong learning skills which benefit the individual and organisation.
The Intermediate Level Course is offered with an accredited qualification: The Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM) Level 2 Award in Workplace Learning Champions.
Protective Behaviours Refresher Workshop
- Did you complete Protective Behaviours training a while ago?
- Would you like to refresh your knowledge and understanding of PBs?
- Would you like the opportunity to reflect on your PB practice?
- Would you like to share practice and gain new ideas for using PBs?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, we are providing practical workshops, each workshop has a different theme.
The aims of the workshop are to provide participants with:
- The opportunity to revise and reflect on the PB process.
- Consider how to use in practice.
- Share practice and gain new ideas and resources to implement confidently.
Course Dates for 2024
Protective Behaviours Taster session - FOC
Virtual on 10th July from 3 - 4.30pm
Protective Behaviours Principles and Strategies - £160
Oxford on 11th March from 10 - 4pm
Virtual on 3rd June from 10 - 4pm
Oxfordshire on 8th July from 10 - 4pm
Berkshire on 28th November from 10 - 4pm
Protective Behaviours Principles and Strategies into Practice - £160
Virtual on 27th March from 9.30 - 3pm
Virtual on 10th June from 10 - 4pm
Oxfordshire on 15th July from 10 - 4pm
Virtual on 16th October from 10 - 4pm
Berkshire on 5th December from 10 - 4pm
Foundation Level in Protective Behaviours - £280
Oxfordshire on 11th & 18th March from 10 - 4pm
Berkshire on 7th & 8th May from 10 - 4pm
Buckinghamshire on 10th & 11th September from 10 - 4pm
Practical Refresher Workshops in Protective Behaviours - £60
Please note these courses are virtual.
Applying PB practices with younger children - 14th March from 1 - 3.30pm
Applying PB practices for trauma informed approached - 1st May from 9.30 - 12pm
Protective Behaviours for direct work - 4th June from 9.30 - 12pm
Using PB with older children - 9th Sept from 1 - 3.30pm
Protective Behaviours refresher - 12th November from 9.30 - 12pm
We also run whole team trainings, please get in touch to discuss.
For enquiries or to book on to any of our courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 582495
“Flexible training, very practical and not death by powerpoint” (Secondary teacher)
“The course is extremely insightful, it has made me realise that I can use what I have learnt in various situations with different individuals. The content is very useful” (Student Social Worker)
“One of the best training courses I have been on” (Headteacher, early years)
“The trainer made everything so relevant to my role in working with young people” (Early help practitioner)
“It's a course that makes you think about wellbeing and safety not only in the contexts of young people but also useful for the older individuals” (Social Worker)
SAFE! is an accredited centre of
Protective Behaviours Consortium CIC (PBC)
The National organisation for Protective Behaviours in the UK
Introduction to Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse Training Course - £30
This certified course is an interactive, practical session introducing the themes of Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse. It is designed to raise awareness of CAPVA and provide participants with an opportunity to explore the dynamics of the issue and strategies to support families.
Information will be provided on definitions, background theories, prevalence, risk factors, case studies and behaviour patterns and an overview of models of work will be provided.
The session aims to increase practitioner knowledge of this issue and explore ways to respond, give an example of an intervention and some useful activities for supporting both parents and young people.
- To gain an understanding of the dynamics and contexts of CAPVA
- To gain an overview of background theory, sector statistics and risk factors
- To understand the barriers and approaches for engaging families
- To look at key strategies in supporting families facing CAPVA
- To increase knowledge about current service provision and developing practice
Who should attend?
This half-day (3hrs) course is suitable for all those who currently work with young people or families and wish to further their knowledge on CAPVA. It is suitable for both frontline practitioners and service managers including domestic abuse specialists, youth offending teams, social care & children’s services, police, NHS, youth workers, parenting workers, educationalists etc. Some prior knowledge in relation to understanding of domestic abuse would be beneficial but not essential.
We also offer bespoke training for teams, including more in depth practical approaches to supporting families experiencing Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse.
Contact us for more details
Upcoming course dates
Thursday 25th April 2024 from 9.30 - 12.30
Wednesday 3rd July 2024 from 9.30 - 12.30
For enquiries or to book on to this course, please email email@example.com
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