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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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trainers project


do you have what it takes?

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do you have what it takes?

The In house trainers project is a BILD Accredited Course

The In house trainers project is a BILD Accredited Course

D.ESCAL8TM Trainer Project

D.ESCAL8TM run an in-house trainers project for qualifying larger organisations. A successful trainer would adhere to the BILD code of practice 2014 as they deliver the BILD Accreditation Scheme course content within your organisation.

As with any of these types of projects there is a bit more to it and unlike other schemes it would require a reasonable commitment to qualify.

This attention to detail has the benefit of only producing high quality facilitators who will be able to offer support and advice on-site with D.ESCAL8TM backup only a phone call away.

Alternatively if you would like to have key staff members on-site who are more highly trained in D.ESCAL8TM than normal staff but do not get qualified as trainers then we can offer this service too.

These individuals will be equipped to, consolidate learning, support at meetings and on the floor in care environments where staff groups face on-going challenges, however they will not be qualified to deliver the course.

Some training organisations do not allow trainers to then go on to a new service and train for their new organisation. D.ESCAL8TM is different.

If you are a qualified trainer with D.ESCAL8TM then you should be able to ‘own’ your skills and expertise. Therefore, if you as a trainer leave your organisation you could, under the correct circumstances, be licensed to train for your new employer.

If an organisation considers employing a D.ESCAL8TM trainer then that license could be transferred if certain criteria are met by the trainer and the organisation. This path could be a huge benefit to the organisation in developing a qualified trainer at reduced cost. Please check with us prior to filling the position that a potential employee is eligible to represent your organisation

I was pleased that all of the staff members attending the course with me understood and appreciated the different approach offered by D.ESCAL8. The focus on positive relationships rather than on managing challenging behaviours complemented the core values of our organisation while ensuring skills and knowledge were appropriately delivered to all.
— R.C. – Service Director
It really was one of the best training courses I have ever attended! Des was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and responsive to the group and business needs. The biggest part for me was the ethos that came across throughout the course- moving into the social model of care, it is vital that staff attitude is genuinely person centred and considers their own conceptions about behaviour. De-escal8 captured this brilliantly and has improved my understanding of my own emotion and behaviours so that I can truly support individuals who display signs of distress. It was extremely refreshing to have the psychological and physical impact of working with people packaged together. It made a huge impact on the way I understand the need for emotional and physical intervention. If you are looking for a thorough training needs analysis, delivery of a course that is bespoke, training that enriches service delivery, builds confidence in staff and moves towards the social model of care I would highly recommend this training.
— A.L. – Training and Development Advisor
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