developing positive relationships
supporting those in distress
Commonly staff will say that the Physical Intervention training they had previously received was not compatible with their PBS training. Here at D.ESCAL8™ we pride ourselves on the fact that our course feedback overwhelmingly says that we deliver physical intervention training that is the most compatible with the PBS training being delivered to staff.
D.ESCAL8™ deliver PBS training in its own right, and our Physical Intervention training and consultancy is fully grounded in PBS allowing a seamless experience for participants.
D.ESCAL8™ deliver courses and workshops based on improving all of our human relationships. It is about the building and maintaining of positive relationships, even with people who behave in a manner that causes you stress. It is not about maintaining an inappropriate hierarchy of supported and supporter; the supported individual is paramount.
When supporting people in education, health settings and social care some individuals can display behaviours that can cause us concern.
D.ESCAL8™ teach you to assist and support individuals with their distress, & to develop and maintain positive relationships with those who may behave in a manner that supporters themselves find distressing.
Our signature Foundation course is called, "Supporting Individuals in Distress,' or SID for short.
This course is certified by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) under the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards.
Participants receive a solid grounding in theory, current legislation and guidance, Positive Behaviour Support and de-escalation.
Our disengagement (breakaway) techniques and 'fluid restraint system' are effective, non-confrontational, compatible with PBS and work to maintain positive relationships with those receiving support.
All of our physical skills are fully risk assessed to ensure that they are safe for use with adults, young people and children. D8 do not teach any techniques that cause pain or that use the floor.
Participants and commissioners of training evaluate the course and a full course report of performance is produced.
When working with individuals who are causing some concern those who support them will go through a range of emotions. All our courses and workshops deliver content to assist supporters with this process.
Those supported - we teach supporters around the emotional needs of those they support.
Supporters & Staff - We emphasise the importance of staff support and teach how to implement better support systems.
Organisation Support - after initial training customers can choose various levels of ongoing support via our Service Level Agreement system. See Service Level Agreements.
I recently attended the 3 day DPR course ran by Des. As somebody who has worked in the special educational needs and care sectors for 15 years and delivers physical intervention training for another company myself, I have seen some excellent and some not so excellent courses and trainers.
I have to say it was a privilege to watch Des work. Things that stood out for me were the passion and positivity he has for his work in developing confident and competent staff, to ensure the best outcomes for the people that we support; the attention to detail when delivering the physical skills elements of the course and the intensity that he maintained throughout, ensuring we were always focused and engaged.
Many of the participants were very experienced staff members and all commented that it was the best training they had ever had. I certainly will be taking things away that I believe will improve both my own working practices and my training delivery.
Our Foundation course, 'Supporting Individuals in Distress,' is Certified by the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards that are administered by BILD - they can be found here