D.ESCAL8™ was set up to develop and promote the concept of de-escalation alongside Positive Behaviour Support - all of our courses and workshops reflect this.
Our courses and workshops are constantly under review and evolve to incorporate the latest best practice, research and legislation.
D.ESCAL8™ work in all of these areas of education and health & social care with adults, young people and children.
We are proud to support:
Family Support Project on familysupportproject.com
Social Emotional Skills 4 Life on ses4.life
Behaviour Desc on bxd.sc
We are also pleased to offer -
Our Family Support Project
1 & 2 day Bespoke Courses
Individualised Support & Consultancy
Positive Behaviour Support
Introductory & Advanced courses
Inset Day training
Providing you with an engaging and memorable bespoke workshop for all types of educational setting
Dual Diagnosis workshops
For those caring for people who may have a mental health diagnosis as well as a learning disability or autism
Many thanks are necessary to an ever growing number of people who provide ongoing support, advice and mentoring to D.ESCAL8™. These exceptional people include trainers, nurses, a physiotherapist, managers, clinical psychologists and Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA). This gives D.ESCAL8™ a multidisciplinary support structure unparalleled in a small dynamic company.
D.ESCAL8™ was started after many years of experience both training and working in a system and being of the opinion I could do things differently and measure different outcomes.
All of the physical skills taught on our courses are designed for the safe use with children, young people and adults from 5 to 105.
D.ESCAL8™ do not teach any techniques that cause pain or any hyper flexion of the joints, and we do use the floor based restraints.
Our breakaway techniques and 'fluid restraint system' are effective, non-confrontational, compatible with PBS and work to maintain positive relationships with those receiving support.
Choosing a company name is never easy - so we decided to have a company name that does exactly what it says on the tin!
Our signature Foundation course, 'Supporting Individuals in Distress,' is certified to the Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards, administered by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. More on this page.
Director Des Cooke is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Bio here.
D.ESCAL8™ will always strive to share best practice and promote the reduction of restrictive practices.
D.ESCAL8™ are constantly developing new processes for continual improvement through our internal Quality Management System; constant feedback and improvement are key. Through Continuing Professional Development as a BCBA, and as a lover of Life Long Learning Director, Des Cooke, strives to maintain D.ESCAL8™'s place ahead of the curve in the world of Positive Behaviour Support, Positive Psychology, physical skills and de-escalation.
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.
D.ESCAL8™ deliver courses and workshops based on human relationships. This grounding is not about hierarchy of those supported vrs those they support. D8 is about building and maintaining positive relationships even with people who cause you some stress. From feedback this can have a good effect on your own relationships.