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BILD Physical Intervention Training 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.
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