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de-escalate


Building Positive Relationships with those in distress

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de-escalate


Building Positive Relationships with those in distress

training and workshops

D.ESCAL8 (de-escalate) offer training and consultancy primarily focussed on helping organisations enhance staff members relationships with those in distress - because physical intervention is not the answer

BILD Accredited Courses: 

  • 3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Adults

  • 3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Children and Young People

  • In house Trainers Project

It is very common for people to assume they know what we do because they say:

"I have been on a course like that!"

In some ways it is partly because of the association to the other accredited companies. However, we do things differently and while that is easy for me to say, the following testimonial highlights some differences. 

I have just completed 3 days training with De-escal8. I am always interested in innovative practice and the consideration of new approaches which this training certainly delivers. Des (the facilitator) has extensive real life experience, as well as sound underpinning knowledge all of which he imparts in an engaging and supportive manner. This has given me the confidence to continue to think ‘outside the box’ and reduced my anxiety about situations I might encounter. Anyone who works in the care industry or education should, in my opinion, do this training as a matter of course, but it will also benefit many other independent practitioners like myself. Thank you so much, I found it a hugely enjoyable and enlightening 3 days - time well spent!
— A.W. - Tutor and Author

Participation in any D.ESCAL8 course aims to provide the following:

Staff Confidence 

Research has demonstrated that after this type of training staff tend to approach incidents or people in distress in a calmer way as they will be more confident about managing the interaction. An increase in your confidence in dealing with distress is an aim of the course delivery.

Staff Safety

D.ESCAL8 training dramatically increases staff members awareness of and ability to manage safely any potentially physical encounter. We do not like the term physical intervention but it is part of learning to be so confident you don't need to be physical.

Staff Acceptance

Research has shown that after this type of training staff members are more comfortable and likely to use de-escalation for longer. Better relationships develop between staff and those they look after due to an increased understanding of behaviour. DESCAL8 aim to increase your awareness of why people do what they do and consolidate your previous knowledge.

Staff Resilience

Achieve a reduction in staff sickness absence and an improved tolerance to working with those in distress when we find it a challenging.

Hands on Practical Learning

During this course staff will receive kinaesthetic team building and practical, solution-focused problem solving skills.

Challenging Staff Perceptions

Staff will review and reflect on 

  • their previous practice and that of their team

  • the results their interactions can have on incidents with people in distress.

This awareness will help reduce incident intensity, frequency and duration.

Increase in staff member's Emotional Stability

Staff will know how to better support each other, build team resilience and feel better able to seek further help and guidance.

I really enjoyed this course, for years I have always felt that there were more positive ways out there to deal with these behaviours. Des made the course interesting and I used some of the things I was taught on my next day at work and saw some big improvements over the next week.
— L.D.
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BILD Accreditation Scheme


The British Institute of Learning Disabilities Accreditation Scheme

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BILD Accreditation Scheme


The British Institute of Learning Disabilities Accreditation Scheme

D.ESCAL8 are Fully Accredited through the British Institute of Learning Disabilities -

BILD Accreditation Scheme

The BILD Code of Practice (2014) is the most comprehensive to date. BILD strive with each new Code of Practice to improve the training around physical interventions with the aim to reduce them to an absolute minimum for all individuals. The primary focus of BILD Accredited Training is PBS and this concept is embedded throughout. BILD set rigorous standards for the competency, qualifications and experience of its Accredited Trainers, and for the staff that these trainers educate.

BILD Accreditation is not just a logo to put on a website - it guarantees the training organisation, its trainers, its policies, practices and standards are rigorously audited against the Code of Practice on a three yearly basis.

A ‘BILD Member’ logo is NOT the same as a ‘BILD Accreditation Scheme’ logo - do not be fooled by deceptive and clever marketing.

The only way to guarantee you have a BILD Accredited Trainer, or In House Training Scheme, is to use a company who are accredited by BILD and who, most importantly, maintain that accreditation.

So should you be asking questions of your training provider? 

  • Is the company I trust to train my staff still BILD accredited?

  • Are they still achieving the highest standards in PBS and physical intervention training?

  • Are continually striving to improve practice and meet ever improving standards?

Check the current list on the BILD website to see if the company you rely on is still accredited - you may be surprised to find out they are not.

http://www.bild.org.uk/our-services/accreditation/accredited-organisations/

Only by using a BILD Accredited company can you guarantee that -

  • All physical interventions are risk assessed by an independent professional every three years.

  • All physical interventions are approved for use by BILD and reflect the standards of their most up to date Code of Practice.

  • Your training company is keeping up to date with the latest legislation, guidance and best practice.

  • Any In House trainers meet the same exacting high standards as a BILD Accredited trainer.

  • Your staff are receiving training of the highest quality and are assessed against the professional, independent standards in the Bild Code of Practice.

  • Your staff are taught to focus on Positive Behaviour Support and not to use physical interventions where possible

More information about the scheme is available on this link.

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consultancy


assisting carers with specific individuals

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assisting carers with specific individuals

Consultancy & Individualised work

D.ESCAL8TM's British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) Accredited courses are able to cover a lot of common issues, however, we need to be aware that we are working with individuals and that when an individual displays a behavioural pattern falling outside of the realms of training D.ESCAL8 can work directly with the carers, both family and staff, around that individual.

When situations become difficult for those caring for an individual, D.ESCAL8TM can create bespoke proactive strategies for staff working with people whose behaviour carers find a particular challenge. To enable us to get a full understanding of the needs of the individual a D.ESCAL8TM consultant will work with that individual and their carers in the usual environment. This allows the consultant to observe the behavioural cues as they occur, assess possible triggers for the behaviour and provide methods of de-escalation that could be employed. Working in the care setting allows rapport, understanding and trust to be built up, not only with the individual being cared for, but also the carers who care for them.

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open workshops


fully accredited by the BILD Accreditation Scheme

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open workshops


fully accredited by the BILD Accreditation Scheme

I intend using you for all my staff as an essential part of our training requested by CQC.
— P.R. – Service Director

D.ESCAL8 will be running specific workshops for Directors and decision makers to experience. These will be early next year and will take place in a couple of locations depending on interest. If you have a specific area you could travel to, please note this in the message area at the bottom of the form. 

The following workshops are accredited by the British Institute  of Learning Disabilities 

BILD Accredited Courses: 

  • 3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Adults

  • 3 day Foundation Developing Positive Relationships with individuals in distress – Children and Young People

  • In house Trainers Project

The quotes are comments from the last open workshop, this was run in the Bristol area in September 2014. Latest Open Course is in West Wales April 2016 (details on this link)

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A course full of content. Realism, dramatic with interaction. A course to take forward and use as a working tool.
— K.C.
Brilliant course. It has given me the confidence to remain calm when my son is very upset - keeping calm is the best thing for him.
— C.P.
Very good course. Trainer was knowledgeable and enthusiastic & made the 3 days enjoyable + interesting.
— D.S.
Very worthwhile three days - gave me additional skills and a greater sense of confidence in my caring role and made some new friends too. I’d recommend this to anyone interested in providing good quality care.
— M.G.